New Google Plus updates

In this article, I am going to discuss about recent updates from Google+ and about Google Plus Email App extension for Chrome users. Google+ is the new social networking website from Google which acquired 20+ million customers within a month time.

How to start Google+ Hangout from YouTube ?

Recently, Google rolled out another new feature for its social networking site Google+. With this new feature, users can click on "share button" from any YouTube video, which suggests watching video with friends from a Google+ Hangout.

Google Plus

With the help of this feature, users can start a Google+ Hangout with a YouTube video directly from YouTube. You can watch the same video with your friends in Google+. For this you have to click on "Share" button which is present underneath any video and then you have to click on "Start a Google+ Hangout" which will be at the bottom right-hand corner.

How to include your Google+ status update as a Signature in your Email?

With the help of an extension called Google Plus Email App you can include your Google+ status message as a signature in your email. It has been created by a startup called WiseStamp. The extension is available for both Chrome and Firefox users.


This extension will include your latest Google+ status update in your email signature. All Your email recipients can view your update and then can add you to their circles directly from the message. This update was included in the version 2.7.1 release of WiseStamp. You can try this Google+ Email App extension if you are using Chrome browser.



"Disable reshare" is now "Lock this post"

Two days back, Google made few updates to its social networking site Google+. In the recent updates, Google renamed Disable reshare as Lock this post.

Lock this post

From now, if you don't want to share any of your posts, just click on Lock this post option which is available from the drop-down menu after your post.

How to take Profile photo from Web Camera?

Now, you can take your profile photo with your web camera. Users also have a option to send their circles a personal message whenever they change their profile photo.

To use this feature,one need to visit their profile page, and they have to click on Edit profile and select change photo. On the left,you can find a option, select Web camera (you need Flash for this).

Once you are done with the photo, users also have an option to send their circles a personal message in the share box about their new profile photo.

3) A new feature has been added to Google+, in which Google+ bar float at the top of the screen when users scroll down. It also floats differently on big vs small screens to maximize reading space.

After few complaints from the users, regarding the floating top bar issue, which can cause the notifications menu to be awkwardly truncated when they scrolled down the page, Google+ temporarily disabled it until they fix the problem.

Now, Google+ has a Verification Badge

According to +Wen-Ai Yu "We’re starting to roll out verification badges on profiles so you can be sure the person you’re adding to a circle is who they claim to be. For now, we’re focused on verifying public figures, celebrities, and people who have been added to a large number of Circles, but we’re working on expanding this to more folks."


New Notification feature in Google+

Invite Notification

+Zach Yeskel who is a product Manager for Google+ Notifications, said that they are rolling out another improvement today. Till now it is difficult to find out whether the person who has been invited by us joined Google+ or not. From today onwards, users will get a notification in their Google bar if someone who invited by them joined Google+.

Share posts on Google+ directly from any Blog or Website

Google+ is a great tool for those who want to share their content online especially for those who are in the business of running a blog or website. With the help of Google+, you can expect good traffic by sharing your content in Google+. Recently, Google is trying to roll out a new feature with which visitors can now directly share links to their Google+ profile from a website which has +1 button added to it. This feature is already available for Facebook and Twitter.

For example, if a reader likes any article in the website, then he/she can share that website or article directly to their Google+ profile. Prior, one has to do the manual copy/paste of the link to their Google+ profile. To do this, just click on the +1 button on the website, you will find an option Share on Google+, click on that, you will get a list with page title, page description and a linked image. You can add a comment and you can share the post publicly or with your desired circles.

Don't know how to add a +1 button to your website? Read this article to know more about how to add a +1 button to your Blog or Website ,

New Suggested user list for Google+

Google recently released a new page for Google+ users. It is called as Suggested user list . With the new page, when you click on the Suggested user list, a new window will open with a list of people to follow which were suggested by Google+.

Suggested user list

On the right side of the page, you can see a list with heading Supercharge your stream. When you click on any stream, you will get a suggested users list of that stream. If you like any person and if you want to follow them, just click on Add to Circles and select them in any circle you want.

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