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

Follow someone

When you follow someone on Google+, you can see posts they've made in your home stream.

When you follow someone:

  • They are added to your "Following" circle
  • They might get a notification letting them know that you're following them.
  • They can see that you're following them.
  • They can choose what you see from them.
  • They can see what you share and previously shared with your "Following" circle.
  • They may get a notification if you follow them, follow their Collection, or +1, comment on, or reshare their post.

To follow someone:

  1. Open the profile of the person you want to follow. You can search for their name, or click or touch their photo next to a comment or post they've made.
  2. Click or touch FOLLOW.

To unfollow someone:

  1. Open the profile of the person you want to unfollow. You can search for their name, or click or touch their photo next to a comment or post they've made.
  2. Click or touch FOLLOWING (or the name of the circle they’re in).
  3. Unselect the "Following" circle.
  4. Click or touch 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. Open the post you want to comment on.
  2. Click or touch Comment .
  3. Add your comment:
    • To insert an image, click or touch Insert image Insert image or Take photo.
    • To insert a link, click or touch Insert link Link. You can also start typing a link and a preview should appear below it.
    • If you’re inserting a link, click or tap through the thumbnails to pick the photo you want to display with the link. You can also post a link without a photo.
  4. Click or touch POST.
Edit or delete your comment
  1. Find the comment you want to edit or delete.
  2. Touch your comment or click More More.
  3. Click or touch Edit or Delete comment.

Keep in mind:

  • Anyone who can see a post you comment on can see, reply to, and +1 your comment, unless you blocked them or they blocked you.
  • If you don't see the comment icon on a post, it means you don't have permission to comment.
  • People can turn off comments on their posts after other people have made comments, so you might see comments on a post without being able to comment on it.

+1 a post

You can use the +1 button to show that you like what someone else posted.

To +1 a post:

  1. Find the post you want to +1.
  2. Click or touch the +1 icon .

To undo a +1, click or touch the +1 icon again. You can also delete +1's from your Activity Log

People in your network might see posts that you've +1ed in their stream and might get a notification that you +1ed their post. Anyone who can see a post can see who +1ed that post.

Your Shared Endorsements settings affect how your name and picture might be used when you +1 ads.

You can go back and see posts and comments you've +1ed by checking your Activity Log. You can also remove your +1 using the Activity Log.

People who see posts and comments you make can +1 them. Their followers might see that they +1ed your post or comment, and you might get a notification that someone +1ed your post or comment. 

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