Read & dismiss Google+ notifications

Google+ notifications can be photos, text, videos, events, or other things that are shared with you. You might be notified if someone +1’s your photo, invites you to an event, or if a celebrity you’re following shares something new.

Read notifications

Android
  1. Open the  Google+ app.
  2. If you have unread notifications, a number will appear next to the bell icon indicating the number of new notifications.
  3. Touch the bell icon to read your notifications.
  4. Touch a notification to view the activity.
Desktop
  1. Open Google+.
  2. New notifications will be indicated by a number in a red box:
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  3. Click the bell icon in the Google bar to view them.

Dismiss notifications (Desktop)

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Click the  bell icon in the Google bar to open the notifications box.
  3. Place your mouse over the notification you wish to dismiss. 
  4. Click the ‘X’ in the top right corner of the notification to dismiss it.
  5. Click the icon at the top right of the notifications box to dismiss all notifications.

See notifications you’ve already read or dismissed (Desktop)

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Click the bell icon.
  3. Click Previously read.

Change your notification settings

To change who can send you notifications and how you receive them, customize your notification settings.