Wednesday, July 13, 2011

5 Coolest Things to Try on Google+

Travelling in Indian railways is always boring to me specially when you are alone . So i switched my attention from my nearby uncle who is struggling with his small kids onto my android device to check some news.

My feed was completely filled with articles of top bloggers and experts who are actively writing on the recent hot launch , Google+ . So I thought to join the pool with my post so here I am bringing you 5 cool things that you can try on Google+.

1.Create a "Drafts" circle for unfinished posts

Google+ allows you to write really long posts if you want. (Just ask Robert Scoble.) If you're working on one and don't have time to finish, create an empty "Drafts" circle and only share the post there. You can go back and edit the post when you have time and share with your other circles once it's complete.

2.Mute notifications on one of your posts

If you're getting a lot of activity on a post, it can be annoying to get constant notifications. To mute notifications on a single post, open Notifications, click the notification you want to mute, and click "mute this post."
Simply an amazing concept. I would extend my thanks to the development team for adding this feature.

3.Conduct a search within Google+ (Chrome only)

What if you remember seeing a post on Google+ but can't find it again? You can set Google to search only Google+ from your Chrome browser. These steps may be a bit complicated for the average user. Here's what the guide says to do:

Open URL: chrome://settings/searchEngines

Add new entry with the following values:

Search In Posts:

  • Column 1: Google+ Posts
  • Column 2: post
  • Column 3: {google:baseURL}search? inurl:posts/* %s

Search For Profiles:
  • Column 1: Google+ Profiles
  • Column 2: profile
  • Column 3: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&tbs=prfl:e

(Search for profiles)
- Column 1: Google+ Profiles
- Column 2: profile
- Column 3: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&tbs=prfl:e

4.Import your Facebook contacts to Google+

Facebook has been systematically blocking browser extensions and apps that import your contacts to Google+.
Luckily, there's a way around that if you have a Yahoo e-mail account.
Yahoo lets you import your Facebook contacts, which can then be imported to Google+. Next, use Gmail to import your Yahoo contacts. From Gmail settings, select "Accounts and Import." You can then log in using your Yahoo credentials and pull in your contacts from there. The contacts will automatically show up in Google+.
It's a few extra steps, but it'll have to do until Facebook and Google learn to play nice with each other.

5.Formatting tips: bold, italic, underline, and more

Google+ uses the same formatting commands as Google Talk does within Gmail:

_ italic text _ ➜ italic text

* bold text * ➜ bold text

- strikethrough text - ➜ strikethrough text

_*italic bold text*_ ➜ italic bold text

If you havent tried out any of these then try soon . You can also add any cool feature that you discovered in Google+ in the comment bar or mail me at



  1. "mute the post" idea is simply amazing.

  2. @ujjwal : yes its a completely fantastic idea.

  3. ok i got it...thank u:-)

  4. All totally five trick is very important and very useful.
    Thank you,
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