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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.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.

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

Share a post

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose Compose.
  3. Type your post
    • To share a photo, tap Photos Search by image.
    • To share a link, tap Insert link Link.
    • To create a poll, tap Polls Polls.
    • To include your location in your post, tap Add your location.
  4. To choose who to share the post with, next to your name, tap the blue text. You can share with a person, a Collection, a Community, or a circle.
  5. At the top right, tap Post

Note:

  • If you don't have an Internet connection, what you share won't be posted until you're connected again. Once you have Internet, the post will be automatically shared for you.
  • If you change your mind before reconnecting to the Internet, you can cancel your post by going to your device's notifications, tapping the Google+ logo, and, next to the post you want to cancel, tapping Remove Remove.

Add an animated GIF to a post

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. At the bottom right, tap Compose Compose
  3. At the bottom left of the keyboard, tap Emoji Emoji.
  4. At the bottom, tap GIF.
  5. To search for GIFs:
    • Type in the "Search GIFs" field, then tap Search Search.
    • Or below the GIF field, tap a GIF category. 
  6. Tap the GIF you want to include in your post. It will appear in the post field. 
  7. At the top right, tap Post.

Sharing a post with "Public"

When you post something publicly, what you post (including photos) can be seen by anyone, on or off Google services. Here are some examples:

  • People who've added you to their circles may see your post on their Google+ Home page.
  • Anyone can see your public posts on your profile.
  • Your publicly shared posts or photos may appear in Google search results and on other Google services. For example, if you share a photo with "Public" that has a location associated with it and that's in an album with the "Show location" option checked, it may be visible on other Google products and services. Learn how to manage your photos in Album Archive. 

Sharing a post on a work or school account

If the person in charge of your work or school account (domain administrator) has turned on Google+ for your organization, you can share with people in your organization just as you'd share with your circles. You can also choose to share *only* within your organization.

When you share within your organization, what you posted will show on the home pages of people who have you in a circle. And anyone in your organization can see what you shared by looking at your profile. Learn more about sharing restrictions for G Suite users.

Reshare a post

To reshare something someone else posted:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. Find the post you want to reshare and tap Share Share. If you don't see it, the post can't be reshared.
  3. Tap Share on Google+.
  4. Choose who you want to share the post with.
  5. Tap Post.

Note: You can't share privately shared posts publicly.

Share a Google+ post externally

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. Find the post you want to share and tap Share Share. If you don't see it, the post can't be reshared.
  3. Tap Share via... and 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+.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. Open the post you want to edit.
  3. Tap More More and then Edit post.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Tap Save or Send Send.

You can also delete your post.

Share geo location information in photos

If you allow Google+ to include geo location data when you share a photo, people can see where your photos were taken when they open or download your photo. To turn this on:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and thenSettings.
  3. Choose the account you want to change settings for.
  4. tap Photos and videos shared on Google+.
  5. Turn "Location" on. 

Prevent people from commenting on or resharing your post

If you don't want people to be able to comment on or reshare a post you make:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. Open the post. You can also change this setting when you are making a post.
  3. Tap More More.
  4. Tap Disable comments or Disable reshares.

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

Delete a comment

You can delete a comment someone left on your post.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google+ app Google Plus.
  2. Open the post. 
  3. In the comment, tap More More and then Delete comment.
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