Google+ Tips & Tricks to Get You Started – Part 2
This is a continuation of Google+ Tips & Tricks to Get You Started – Part 1. So, if you haven’t read that post, make sure you do so. That way, you will be caught up with the stuff I am going to be discussing in this post. This is not meant to be some sort of advanced tutorial. As a matter of fact, this is just a sort of beginner’s guide, but it could also be deemed as helpful for people that are already familiar with Google+. With that being said, let’s get started.
Circles are basically the main thing about Google+. Circles are basically just a group that you can put friends into. For instance, Google+ Circles can be comprised of people that share a hobby of yours, close friends, business related, etc… In a nutshell, it is a way to categorize your friends.
If you would like to hide your circles from public view, you do have the option to do this. Just simple go to your Google+ profile, click on the edit button. Underneath your profile picture you will see pictures of people that you have put into circles. All you have to do is click on the Earth icon and you will be able to set options for viewing permissions.
A useful little tip is that you will be able to see a mini profile whenever you hold your mouse over someone’s profile picture. That way, you can get a little bit of information about that person. If you have already added them to your circle(s), you will be able to see which circle(s) you added them to.
Sparks is basically determined by your interests. Google will use your sparks in order to find other people that they think you should add, because they have similar interests to you. You should click on the spark link underneath your profile pictures and check out some of the interesting stuff that you can find.
Adding pictures is extremely easy with Google+. All you have to do to upload a picture is drag and drop the picture files from your computer. Also, if you have a smartphone, you will most likely be able to find a Google+ app for it and you will be able to upload pictures from your phone. Once you have uploaded a picture, you can click on it in order to edit it.
That’s it for right now. If you want some more Google+ tips, make sure you check back in the future and keep your eyes open for Google+ Tips & Tricks to Get You Started – Part 3.