Share a photo

Snap a photo from your device or share a photo you've already taken. To learn how to share a photo, tell us how you use Google+:

Android app
  1. Open the  Photos app.
  2. Long touch a photo to open selection mode > select other photos you wish to share.
    • To see a photo while in selection mode, touch the  expand icon at the bottom right of each thumbnail, then the < back arrow at the top left to go back to your selections. 
    • To select a group of photos on the Highlights tab, touch the  check mark stack icon to the right of the grouping.
  3. Touch the  share icon at the top. 
  4. Choose the circles or individual people you'd like to share your post with. To remove a circle or person, uncheck the box next to the name. To make your post viewable on your public profile, include "Public." When you share something publicly, it may also appear in search results.
  5. Add text or your location if desired.
  6. Touch Share.
iOS app
  1. Open the  Google+ app. Touch the  main menu icon at the top left > Home.
  2. Touch the  Photo icon to snap a new photo or choose one from your gallery.
  3. Touch the To field at the top to choose the circles or individual people you'd like to share your post with. To remove a circle or person, uncheck the box next to the name. To make your post viewable on your public profile, include "Public." When you share something publicly, it may also appear in search results.
  4. Touch Share.
Desktop

Share a photo from your computer

  1. Open your Google+ Home page.
  2. In the share box at the top left, click the  Photos icon. You can:
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    • Drag and drop photos from your computer.
    • Select Upload from computer to select photos from your computer or external hard drive.
    • Select Your Google+ photos to choose from your photos, albums, or Google Drive.
  3. Add a message in the text box at the top and choose circles or people > click Share.
    • To share your post with someone who isn't on Google+, type + and the person’s email address in the To field.
    • To mention someone in your post, type + and the person’s name or email in the message text box.

Share a photo or video from your Google+ photos

  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu. Click  Photos.
  2. Place your cursor over the photo or video you want to share. Click the check mark that appears to select it. You can select more than one photo or video.
  3. Click Share at the top.
Mobile web
  1. Go to Google+. Touch the  main menu icon at the top left > Home.
  2. Touch the  Photo icon to capture, upload, or choose a photo to share from your Google+ albums > touch:
    • Choose file > Camera to capture a new photo to share.
    • Choose file > Documents > Upload to upload a photo from your device. 
    • My albums to choose a photo from your Google+ albums.
    • +Add another photo to add more.
  3. In the field at the top, touch the + plus icon to choose the circles or individual people you'd like to share your post with. To remove a circle or person, uncheck the box next to the name. To make your post viewable on your public profile, include "Public." When you share something publicly, it may also appear in search results.
  4. Touch Share.

 

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Stop sharing a photo
When you share a photo, Google+ makes a copy of the photo to share as a post. To stop sharing a photo, delete all posts that contained that photo from your posts stream. Your original photo will still be in your Google+ photos, which are private unless you choose to share them.

Share with additional people
You can +mention people in the comments section by typing +[person's name] or @[person's name]. (You can also type their email address instead of their name.)

Share with different circles
You can't change the sharing settings of a post once it's been shared, but you can delete the post from your posts stream& re-share it.