How Google+ works for teens

 

Note: As of May 29, 2019...

You can no longer create or post to Circles. However, you can still edit and delete circles.

In addition, the following has changed for Collections:

  • You can no longer create or follow Collections.

  • You can only create a post in a domain-restricted Collection from inside the Collection.

  • Google+ no longer recommends Collections.

However, you can still edit, unfollow, and delete Collections.

Google+ for teens is mostly the same as Google+ for adults. However, the default settings for teens are more conservative.

Settings for teens

The default settings described below are different for teens than adults. Teens can change many of these these settings if they want.

Sharing

Only people in a teen's circles can comment on posts they share with the "Public" or "Extended circles."

Profile info

Some profile information is private, including:

  • Gender
  • Introduction
  • Links
  • Home contact info
  • Work contact info
  • Occupation
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Places lived
Notifications

Anyone on Google+ can +mention a teen, but teens can decide if they want to get a notification when this happens.

By default, teens only get notified when people in their circles mention them.

Search

By default, people can't find a teen's profile in search results.

 

If teens want to prevent someone from contacting them, they can block them.

Report offensive content

If teens see content in Google+ that violates the Content Policies, they can report it to Google.

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