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Create and edit a community

You can create your own communities on Google+ based on your interests. Other people can join and post to the community, depending on the permissions that you set.

When you create a community, you are the owner and you can moderate the community.

Create a community

On a computer or in the Android app:

  1. In the Navigation menu, click or touch Communities.
  2. Click or touch Yours.
  3. Click or touch Create a community.
  4. Choose a name and visibility settings for your community, then click or touch Done.

Edit your community

After you've created a community, you can change its cover photo, name and whether or not people need to ask to join. You can also add categories, links, a description and a location.

On a computer or in the Android app:

  1. Open the community that you want to edit.
  2. Click or touch the Menu icon .
  3. Click or touch Edit community.
  4. Make your changes, then click or touch DONE.

In the iOS app:

  1. Open the community that you want to edit.
  2. Touch the Menu icon .
  3. Touch View on web.
  4. Follow the steps above.

Delete your community

To delete your community using the Android app:

  1. Open the community that you want to delete.
  2. Click or touch the Menu icon .
  3. Click or touch Delete community.

Pin a post in your community

You can pin a post in your community so that it's shown at the top of the community's page.

  1. Open the post that you want to pin in the community.
  2. Click or touch the Menu icon .
  3. Click or touch Pin post or Pin to community.
Privacy settings for communities

When you create a community, you can set its privacy settings, but you can't change those settings when you've finished creating your community. 

Public communities are open to anyone. They will be shown in search results. Anyone can see and join (or request to join) them. Anyone can see a public community's posts and members. 

Private communities let you share posts with other members. Only members can see a private community's posts, and members and invitees can see the members list. Communities can be shown in search results, depending on their settings.

If you make a community private, you can choose whether or not it's shown when people search for communities in Google+. If you make a community private but searchable, people will be able to ask to join your community. People who aren't in a private community will only see its name and picture. 

Note for private communities that are not searchable and that people cannot ask to join:  If someone has the link to your community, they'll still be able to see your community’s name and photo. Other pages and content (including websites, blogs and Google products) that link to your community may still appear in search results on Google and other search engines.

If you're using Google+ for Work to create and manage communities, the privacy settings might be different.

Note: Not all features are available across all platforms. If you can't find something that you're looking for, please try a different device.

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