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Connect with people on Google+

You can follow someone on Google+ to see what they share in your Home stream.

Follow someone

You can see someone's posts in your home stream by following them.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus
  2. Open the profile of the person you want to follow. You can search for their name, or tap their photo next to one of their posts or comments.
  3. Tap FOLLOW.

Unfollow someone

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus
  2. Open the profile of the person you want to unfollow. You can search for their name, or tap their photo next to a comment or post they've made.
  3. Tap FOLLOWING (or the name of the circle they’re in).
  4. Unselect the "Following" circle.
  5. Tap DONE or OK.

Comment on a post

You can comment on your own posts or posts that other people share. You can enter text, insert images, or place a link into your comments. Links show up with previews.

Add a comment to a post

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus
  2. Tap the post you want to comment on.
  3. Tap Add a comment or Comment.
  4. Add your comment:
    • To insert an image, tap Insert image Insert image or Take photo Take photo.
    • To insert a link, tap Insert link Link. You can also start typing a link and a preview should appear below it.
    • If you’re inserting a link, tap through the thumbnails to pick the photo you want to display with the link. You can also post a link without a photo.
  5. Tap Post.

Edit or delete your comment

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus
  2. Find the comment you want to edit or delete.
  3. Tap your comment.
  4. Tap Edit comment or Delete comment.

Add an animated GIF to a comment

On Android phones and tablets with Gboard installed, you can add animated GIFs to comments and posts.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus
  2. Tap the post you want to comment on. 
  3. Tap Add a comment or Comment Comment.
  4. At the bottom left of the keyboard, tap Emoji Emoji.
  5. At the bottom, tap GIF.
  6. To search for GIFs:
    • Type in the "Search GIFs" field, then tap Search Search.
    • Or below the GIF field, tap a GIF category. 
  7. Tap the GIF you want to include in your comment. It will appear in the comment field. 
  8. Tap Post

Mention people in your posts

Mention people to get their attention on a larger post or if you want to address someone specifically. They'll be able to see the post which they were mentioned in, even if the post wasn't originally shared with them.

Note: You won't be able to mention someone in a comment if the original poster locks the post.

+1 a post

Show you liked someone else's post with the +1 button. People in your network might see posts you've +1ed in their stream. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.  
  2. Find the post you want to +1.
  3. Tap +1 
  4. Optional: To undo the +1, tap .

Notes:

  • If you +1 a public post, your followers may see the post and that you +1'd it.
  • See posts and comments you've +1ed on Google+ and outside Google+ by viewing your Activity Log.

 

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