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Welcome!
I gathered some useful basic orientation tips for G+ for you:
- First work on your circles, that will put sense into things...(see below "import contacts")
- You can click on someones picture, notification etc..and add him to a circle on the go.
- Don't worry Circle names are visible only to you! (your friends can't see how you tagged them)
You can start by saing hello to +Mark Zuckerberg ;)



Protip: Copy one circle into another circle:
1) Go to Circles.
2) Click on a circle.
3) Click "View circle in tab".
4) On the top right click "More action" -> "Select all".
Then you can drag everyone from one circle into another circle.

Privacy and Picasa
Note: - Picasa photos are viewed by default, and use the original settings you provided on picasa
- Manage how others see your profile by typing their name here - https://plus.google.com/u/0/settings/privacy
- You can click "edit" and omit the "photos" tab
- The easiest way to change all albums settings is via Picasa go to https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos click "edit visibility" and change your albums settings

Stop all those emails
- Change email settings https://plus.google.com/settings/plus
- Mute conversations -


- Text formatting
bold is with * *
strike is with - -
italics is with _

Google cheat sheet
- https://plus.google.com/110132870704375754550/posts/8evM996TcDS

- Write to someone
simply start writing a post and type that persons profile name it will limit and send your post to him only...kind of like writing on their wall...
- You can tag someone in the post by using the @ or + symbols (Note that if you tagged someone it will become a limited post and you will have to add "public" to make it public.)

- Drag and drop in the share box - https://plus.google.com/116447414911527915678/posts/Ys8pHJyCuRm

- In the stream, you can click 'j' to navigate down to the next item or 'k' to navigate up. I think it's the same keys that Gmail uses,

- If you're sharing a post with a small circle of people, you can prevent resharing. Click the arrow at the top-right of the post and choose "Disable reshare."

- Click the arrow at the top-right of the post and you can - Link to it, Mute it etc...

- You can edit your post or comment after you already posted them.

- You can comment/respond from within the notification bar itself.


Send Invites
- Here is how https://plus.google.com/114202150062599138446/posts/eL4p15Hv1JT?tab=mh

Android App
For Android application outside US - you can download the .APK file directly (Google it!), and install it directly without rooting

List of browser Extensions
http://www.quora.com/What-Google+-extensions-are-out-there

Less important tips
- Incoming f you're looking for more fun things in your stream, the "Incoming" stream is stuff from people who are sharing with you, but who you haven't added to a circle.
- Profile picture You can click on profile pictures to rotate through them, it will flip it's kind of cool.
- How to move Photo Albums from Facebook and Flickr to Picasa:
- 10 nice tips by Mashable - http://mashable.com/2011/07/26/google-plus-tips-tricks/#view_as_one_page-gallery_box1953

How to Import contacts from Facebook
https://plus.google.com/116805285176805120365/posts/RGVcduAiCuQ

From Facebook:
Simply go to your account settings and find the "Download Your Information" option. When the process ends, you'll get an email with a ZIP file with all your information including your photo albums (sorted by folders). Once you'll have it, you can easily upload photos to Picasa.
From Flickr (and other services): - use this great software
http://www.callingshotgun.net/about/migratr/ I've been using it myself, and it works just fine.

Import Contacts

Have an Address Book? Want to invite some friends? We have the solution for you. You can now upload contacts on the Find and Invite page by clicking on the Upload address book button :

https://plus.google.com/circles/find

You'll need an address book file on your computer. Get one by performing any of the following actions:

Outlook -
Select File > Import/Export > Export from the main menu
Choose Comma Separated Values (Windows) > Select "Contacts" > Save exported file

Outlook Express -
Select File > Export > Address Book from the main menu.
Select Text File (Comma Separated Values).
Click Export.

Your Other Gmail account -
See https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=24911

Apple Address Book -
Open the Address Book application on your Mac. Click on the 'all group' of your contacts. Select File > Export Vcards.

Thunderbird -
Click Addressbook, Select Personal Address Book. Click Tools, then Export. Save as *.csv.

*Others -
Most other contact managers or email systems support contact export in VCard/VCF/CSV format. Consult your local help system to find out how. Leave a comment if you want to share you exporting experience.

Feel free to "share" and add more basic tips in the comments i will update this on the go- you will find the latest updated version here -
https://plus.google.com/116447414911527915678/posts/451FKtJMJYi
Enjoy!

Josh (Tzvika)

Jon our +Josh Avnery



Some extra great tips by +Andrew Shotland - http://www.localseoguide.com/google-plus-shortcuts-tips/
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Some tips were taken from here:
- https://plus.google.com/116447414911527915678/posts/1enFhd7ZFhw
- https://plus.google.com/111714769899525603342/posts/YZNzMhn8TBW
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One of the functions in Google + that I like is the ability to edit comments that have already been posted. Try it yourself.
 
For Android application outside US - you can download the .APK file directly (Google it!), and install it directly without rooting. Thanks +***** 
 
it's been said, but thank you
 
Thanks. May I ask how you write on someone's wall? all mt friends are wondering about that!
Thanks!
 
You can find it in the guide "- Write to someone
simply start writing a post and type that persons profile name it will limit and send your post to him only...kind of like writing on their wall...
- You can tag someone in the post by using the @ or + symbols (Note that if you tagged someone it will become a limited post and you will have to add "public" to make it public.)"
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