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Share a post on Google+

You can share posts to Collections, Communities, or people. When you share a post, people following you, or the Collection or Community you post to, can see it in their stream. Posts you share can also show up on your profile.

People can connect with you by commenting on, resharing, or +1ing your posts.

Share a post

On a computer
  1. Click the share icon .
  2. Type your post. 
    1. To share a photo, click the photo icon Search by image.
    2. To share a link, click the link icon .
    3. To share your location, click the location icon .
  3. To choose who to share the post with, click the blue text next to your name. You can share with a person, a Collection, a Community, or a circle. 
  4. Click POST.
On a mobile device
  1. Touch the share icon .
  2. Type your post. 
    1. To share a photo, touch the photo icon .
    2. To share a link, touch the link icon .
  3. To choose who to share the post with, touch the blue text next to your name. You can share with a person, a Collection, a Community, or a circle. 
  4. Touch POST

Reshare a post on Google+

To reshare something someone else posted:

  1. On the post you want to reshare, click or touch the share icon.
    1. On a computer or the Android app: .
    2. On iPhone & iPad: .
  2. Click or touch Share on Google+.
  3. Choose who you want to share the post with.
  4. Click or touch POST (on a computer or in the iPhone & iPad app) or the post icon (on Android).

Note: If you don't see the share icon, it means the person who made the post chose not to let people reshare it. You can't share privately shared posts publicly.

Share a Google+ post externally

You can share the URL of a public post from Google+ to another service like Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter by sharing externally.

To share a public Google+ post externally:

  1. Open the post you want to share externally.
  2. Click or touch the share icon
    1. On a computer or in the Android app: .
    2. In the iPhone & iPad app: .
  3. Click or touch Share anywhere or Share via..., or choose where you want to share it.
  4. Choose the website you want to share the post to.

Edit a post you've shared

You can make changes to a post after you've shared it on Google+.

To edit a post:

  1. Open the post you want to edit.
  2. Click or touch the menu icon .
  3. Click or touch Edit post.
  4. Make your changes, then click DONE or touch SAVE or the send icon .

You can also delete your post.

Sharing geo location information in photos

Google+ lets you include geo location data when you share a photo. This setting is turned off by default.

If you turn this setting on, people can see where your photos were taken when they open or download your photo.

To turn this setting on or off:

On a computer:

  1. Open the Navigation menu, then choose Settings.
  2. Scroll to "Show geo location by default on newly shared albums" and use the switch to change your setting.

In the Android app:

  1. Open the Navigation menu, then choose Settings.
  2. Choose the account you want to change settings for.
  3. Touch Photos and videos shared on Google+.
  4. Use the checkbox next to "Location" to change your geo location setting. 

Prevent people from commenting on or resharing your post

When you make a post, people can comment on it and reshare it by default. If you don't want people to be able to comment on or reshare a post you make, you can change that setting.

To stop people from commenting on or resharing your post:

  1. Open the post you want to turn off commenting or resharing for. You can also change this setting when you are making a post.
  2. Touch the menu icon .
  3. Choose Disable comments or Disable reshares.

You can delete a comment someone left on your post by opening the menu in the comment and choosing Delete comment.

You can also change who can comment on your public posts using the Settings menu.

Polls

Adding photos: You can upload a photo from your desktop or device camera roll, pick a photo from your Google+ Photos albums, or find an image using Google Image Search. If you upload photos or select images using Google Image Search, we'll automatically create a private Google+ Photos album with those photos. Only you can see this private photo album, unless you share the URL of the album with someone else.

Deleting photos: If you delete a photo in this private, polls photo album, it will remove the photo from the poll itself.

Important: People who can see the poll may be able to see what you voted for.

Sharing polls: To make sure that votes in private polls aren't shared publicly, you can only reshare public polls.

Image Search and Google+ Polls: Anyone can find images on the Web, but if you are looking to use them, usage rights matter. Copyright owners can use licenses to explain if and how others can use their content.

When you're creating a Google+ poll, you can use Google Image Search to find images right from the poll creation tool. Results shown are labeled for commercial reuse with modification. But Google has no way of knowing whether your particular use is OK, and we aren't making any promises. So you should check the image source page for license details and only select images that you have confirmed you can use. And keep in mind that most licenses ask you to give credit when using an image.

If you find images in Google Image Search without license details, please report them in the help forum. And remember, you always need to follow our Google+ Policies & Principles.

Search
The content you share publicly in Google+ is publicly searchable -- even if your Google profile isn't. The content that you share to specific circles or people is only searchable by the people it was shared with. There's no way to make the content you share not searchable.

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

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