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Moderate a Community

When you create a Community, you are the owner. You can let other people moderate the Community, or you can add another owner. You can also decide which members’ posts to moderate.

A Community owner can:

  • Invite people to join the Community
  • Approve requests to join
  • Ban or remove people
  • Edit information about the Community
  • Moderate posts and comments, for example, pinning posts to feature them or removing offensive posts or comments
  • Make other members Community moderators or owners
  • Remove other members as moderators or owners
  • Delete the Community
  • Step down as an owner and become a moderator or member

A Community moderator can:

  • Moderate posts and comments, for example, pinning posts to feature them or removing offensive posts
  • Invite people to join the Community
  • Approve requests to join
  • Ban or remove people
  • Edit information about the Community
  • Step down as a moderator and become a member

Note: Owners and moderators may not be able to do some things if members of the Community are suspended.

Make someone a moderator or owner

 
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want.
  4. Tap the photos of the community members.
  5. Next to the person you want to promote, tap More More.
  6. Choose Promote to moderator or Promote to owner.
  7. To remove someone as moderator or owner, follow steps 1 through 6 above, then choose Demote to moderator, or Demote to member

Note: To make someone an owner, you first have to make them a moderator.

Invite someone to join your Community

You can invite people to your Community and share posts about your Community with them. If your Community is set to "private" or "request to join,” inviting someone adds them to the "Invited" members list. Only moderators and owners can see the list.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to invite someone to.
  4. Tap Invite people  and then Invite people on Google+.
  5. Next to your name, tap Select an audience.
  6. Tap or search for who you want to invite.
  7. Tap Done.
  8. Enter a message.
  9. Tap Post.

Use a link to invite someone to join your Community

You can also invite someone to join your Community using a link. Only owners and moderators can create, access, or change an invite link. Anyone with the link can join the Community as long as an owner or moderator hasn’t turned off the link or created a new one. If you’ve been banned from a Community, you can’t join the Community using an invite link. 

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to invite someone to.
  4. In the top left, tap Invite People Add people and then Invite people with a link.
  5. Turn on Allow Invites by link.
  6. You'll see a link to share below.

To turn off or create a new invite link:

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Turn off Allow Invites by link.
  3. When you turn on Allow Invites by link again, a new link will be created. 

Note: If you use Google+ for work or school and have turned on domain restriction for your community, invite links will only allow work for people within your organization.

Approve member requests

When people request to join a private community, you can approve or decline their requests.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to see member requests for.
  4. Tap Moderate and then Requests.
  5. To approve a request, tap Approve. To decline, tap Reject.

You can also approve or deny multiple requests to join your community at once. You can also ban multiple people at once.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to see member requests for.
  4. Tap Moderate and then Requests.
  5. At the top right, tap Select.
  6. Next to the members you want to approve or reject at once, tap the checkbox.
  7. Choose an option:
    • To approve, click Approve.
    • To reject, click Reject
    • To ban someone from your community, click Ban

Cancel an invitation

In Communities that are private or that people have to request to join, you can cancel an invitation using a mobile browser:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to cancel the invitation for.
  4. Tap the photos of the Community members.
  5. Next to “Members,” tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  6. Choose “Invited.”
  7. Next to the name of the person whose invitation you’d like to cancel, tap More More.
  8. Tap Cancel invitation.

Remove posts or comments

When you remove a post or comment:

  • No one in the Community can see, share, comment on, or +1 that post or comment, other than the person who made it.
  • If the post was reshared to another Community or Collection, people can see it there.
  • People might still see the post on the profile of the person who made it.

Some posts might be categorized as possible spam. Those posts will only show to Community owners and moderators, who can accept or reject the posts.

Remove a post

You can’t remove another person’s post with the iPhone & iPad app. To remove posts, use a mobile browser:

  1. On your mobile browser, open Google+.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want.
  4. Tap the post you want to remove.
  5. Tap More More.
  6. Tap Delete and then Delete.

Remove a comment

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want.
  4. Tap the post with the comment on it.
  5. Tap the comment you want to remove.
  6. Tap Delete comment.
  7. Tap OK.

Add or remove stronger filters to content

You can turn on more aggressive filtering to reduce the amount of spam or inappropriate content that reaches your Community’s stream. If your Community already has this content control on, you can turn it off.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community you want to adjust filters for.
  4. Tap More More.
  5. Tap Edit Community.
  6. Switch on or off "Content controls."
  7. Tap Save.

Note: When this setting is on, Google+'s content filter is more likely to flag posts that are questionable, so fewer of them will show up in your Community. You can see these blocked posts in your moderator queue.

Remove or ban someone

Owners and moderators can remove or ban people from a Community.

When you remove someone:

  • They leave the Community, but can join again.
  • Their posts and comments are not removed from the Community.

When you ban someone:

  • They leave the Community, but can’t join again unless you un-ban them.
  • Their posts and comments are not removed from the Community.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google+ app Google Plus application.
  2. Tap Communities.
  3. Under "Your Communities," tap the community to remove or ban someone from.
  4. At the bottom of the Community’s banner, tap the photos of the Community members.
  5. Next to the name of the person you want to remove or ban, tap More More.
  6. Tap Ban from Community or Remove from Community.

 

 

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