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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. Open Google+
  2. At the bottom right, click Compose .
  3. Type your post. 
    • To share a photo, click Photos Search by image.
    • To share a link, click Insert link .
    • To create a poll, click Polls Polls.
    • To share your location, click Share location .
  4. To choose who to share the post with, next to your name, click the blue text. You can share with a person, a Collection, a Community, or a circle. 
  5. Click Post.

On Android

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose .
  3. Type your post
    • To share a photo, tap Photos Search by image.
    • To share a link, tap Insert 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

On iPhone/iPad

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose .
  3. Type your post
    • To share a photo, tap Photos Search by image.
    • To share a link, tap Insert link .
    • To share a YouTube link, tap YouTube YouTube
    • To create a poll, tap Polls Polls.
  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.
On a mobile browser
  1. Open Google+
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose .
  3. Type your post. 
    • To share a photo, tap Photos Search by image.
    • To share a link, tap Insert 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

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. 

Note for G Suite Users

If the person in charge of your G Suite 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.

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.
  • On Android devices, if you change your mind before reconnecting to the Internet, you can cancel your post by going to your device's notifications, taping the Google+ logo, and taping the cancel icon next to the post you want to cancel.

Reshare a post on Google+

To reshare something someone else posted:

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

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 tap the share icon
    1. On a computer or in the Android app: .
    2. In the iPhone & iPad app: .
  3. Click or tap Share via... to 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 tap the menu icon .
  3. Click or tap Edit post.
  4. Make your changes, then click Done or tap 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. tap 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. tap 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.

 
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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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