Find and connect with people on Google+

You can find and follow people on Google+ using your own connections. Suggestions could be generated by:

  • Your mutual connections with people on products such as Gmail
  • Interactions you’ve had with others on other products
  • The connected accounts you've linked to your Google Account
  • The people who are in your extended circles
  • Friends on external sites, when those friends have connected their accounts to their Google+ profile

Find, follow, or view someone

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

Note: You can't view or add suggested connections on the iPhone or iPad app.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google+ or 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.

When you follow someone, they:

  • Are added to your "Following" circle
  • Might get a notification letting them know that you're following them
  • Can see that you're following them
  • Can choose what you see from them
  • Can see what you share and have previously shared with your "Following" circle
  • May get a notification if you follow them, follow their Collection, or +1, comment on, or reshare their post

Unfollow someone

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Google+ or 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. Uncheck the "Following" box.
  5. Tap Done.

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 iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. Tap the post you want to comment on.
  3. Tap Add a comment Comment.
  4. Add your comment:
    • To insert an image: Tap Add photos Search by image and then Insert image Insert image.
    • To insert a link: Tap Add a link Link. You can also start typing a link and a preview should appear below it.
    • To insert a link with a preview: Tap through the thumbnails to pick the photo you want to display with the link.

5. Tap P​ost.

Edit or delete your comment

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app
  2. Find the comment you want to edit or delete.
  3. Tap your comment or tap More More.
  4. Tap Edit commentEdit postDelete, or Delete comment.
  5. Tap Save or Ok.

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 +1'd in their stream.

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


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

The +1 button and your privacy

  • When you +1 a post, Google gets information about your Google profile, the URL you +1, your IP address, and other browser-related information.
  • If you undo your +1, this information will be deleted.
  • The +1 button isn’t used to track your visits across the web.
  • Google may keep some information about your visit, usually for about two weeks, to maintain and debug its systems. This information isn’t organized by individual profiles, usernames, or URLs. Publishers do not see this information.


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