Google+ Discuss Weekly Round-Up  

Topics: +1 posts, community posts, circle adds, notifications update, Google+ photos

Hey Everyone!
Time for the second installment of the regular Google+ Discuss Weekly Round-Up post where the top trending questions of the week are answered.

1: New Google+ Launch: +1 activity posts

This week the Google+ team launched +1 activity posts, and +martin shervington  created a great post describing what you could see in the Stream, what determines what posts appear, etc.
Take a look at this for more: at

You can also read additional insights from
+Dustin W. Stout  on his blog where he gives a comprehensive overview of this new launch:

The Google+ Help Center also covers this if you’d like to see details of the posts with a graphical step-by-step breakdown:

2: Question from +Rifdhan Nazeer:  Why can’t I post to Communities and Circles/Public at the same time?

+John Skeats  says it best:

Google+ does not allow you to share a post with either multiple communities or a community and circles for a very good reason. Communities are intended to be limited. 
Posts to private communities can only be seen by community members. Posts to public communities can be seen by anyone but only members of the community are allowed to comment on them. 

If you could cross-post to a community and people outside that community (which would happen if you could post to multiple communities), it would break the integrity of the community because people outside the community could see and comment on the posts. 

There have to be separate posts to maintain that integrity and, in the case of private communities, to protect the privacy of the community members.   

You can read more on his original post here:

3: Question from +Charles Gaines : Why can't I add more people to my circles?

Google+ limits certain circle actions to protect users and Google+ from abuse. There’s a limit of 5,000 for the total number of profiles that can be included across all your circles. This includes +Pages.

A more comprehensive response is outlined on a previous post of mine here:

4: Most liked update: +Mr. Jingles and "All notifications" posted by +Jens Graikowski

After the new bell icon update we had to resort to tricks like dragging the icon to our browser bar in order to see our “All notifications” stream.

Now when you click on the bell and wait for the posts to load, you see on top the text, Google+ notifications 
Click on the grey text and you get your "All" stream.

This tip was originally posted here:

5: Protip: Google+ Photos

Here’s how you can best organize your Google+ photo albums:

*Click on Photos, then Albums.
*Choose an album.
*There are several choices you get when you open an album by clicking on it.
*Click on ORGANIZE.
*You can choose the order of the images either by selecting one of the choices here or manually dragging a photo to a new location.

To change the album cover image:

*Hover over the picture you want and then:
*Click on the little blue flag on the top-left corner of any picture.
*You can also drag this image to be the first in the album but that is not necessary. The album will display the "cover image" when people look at your "Albums" view.

The original "Tips & Tricks" post is here, with screenshots:

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Thanks for all of your questions and insights this week. Special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics found in the Google+ Discuss community.
Please do check back again next week when we will again help to highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

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