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Share a post on Google+

You can share posts to collections, communities or with people. When you share a post, people following you, or the collection or community that you post to, can see it in their stream. Posts that you share can also appear on your profile.The content that you share publicly in Google+ is publicly searchable – even if your Google profile isn't. The content that you share to specific circles or with people is only searchable by the people it was shared with. There's no way to make the content that you share not searchable.

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

Share a post

  1. On your computer, open Google+
  2. At the bottom right, click Compose 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 or to a collection, community or circle. 
  5. Click Post.

Share 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 ticked, 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 organisation, you can share with people in your organisation just as you'd share with your circles. You can also choose to share *only* within your organisation.

When you share within your organisation, what you've posted will be shown on the home pages of people who have you in a circle. And anyone in your organisation can see what you've 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're back on the Internet, the post will be automatically shared for you.

Reshare a post

To reshare something that someone else has posted:

  1. On your computer, open Google+
  2. On the post that you want to reshare, click Share Share. If you don't see this, the post can't be reshared.
  3. Choose whoever you want to share the post with.
  4. Click Post.

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

Edit a post that you've shared

  1. On your computer, open Google+
  2. Open the post that you want to edit.
  3. Click More More and then Edit post.
  4. Make your changes, then click Done.

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 computer, open Google+
  2. On the left, click Settings.
  3. Turn 'Show geo-location by default on newly shared Google+ albums' 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 that you've made:

  1. On your computer, open Google+
  2. Open the post. You can also change this setting when you're posting something.
  3. Click More More.
  4. Click 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 that someone has left on your post.

  1. On your computer, open Google+
  2. Open the post. 
  3. In the comment, click More More and then Delete comment.
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