Feel like G+ is missing the 'Send a Message' feature? I did, too. Then I realized, that's the same as sharing a post with only one person. When you share with people by name, they receive an email alerting them to the post. (Unlike when you share with a circle.) The post still appears in your stream, which takes some getting used to. Once I did, I appreciated not having to switch to a separate Messages page with completely different UI to manage communications with particular people.
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- I had the same realization after I had done it a few times already. I find myself using email much less since I realized this too :)Jul 21, 2011
- fwiw, they only receive email if they choose to (it's in the settings)Jul 21, 2011
- Ah yes, there is "send email" button under the picture. May not be enabled by default, and only sends email, it looks like.Jul 21, 2011
- I didn't change mine (I don't think) and it has it so anyone on the internet can send me a "message" and my email address is hidden from them. I think that's a pretty good compromise.Jul 22, 2011