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I'm trying to make my profile photo show up in Knowledge Graph in search results but instead it's pulling my cover photo?  Can you help me show my picture?  Please advise.
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Adjust the amount of Community posts in your Google+ Home stream on your Android device

If you are a member of an active Community (like Google+ Help) it may seem like posts are taking over your Home stream. Here is how you turn off Community posts using the most recent version of the Google+ Android app:

1. Sign in to Google+ and tap "Home"

2. Tap "Communities"

3. Tap the name of the community 

4. When the community opens, tap the 3 dot menu icon in the upper right corner

5. Select "Community settings" from the menu

6. Tap "Amount"

7. Select "Fewer" or "None" for the amount of posts from that community that will appear in your Home stream.

Note: each community's settings must be adjusted individually. There is no way to change the settings for all your communities at the same time.

Adjust community posts in the older version of the Android app or on the Desktop:
http://www.peggyktc.com/2015/03/community-posts-flooding-your-google.html
When you join a Google+ Community, the default is for new posts to the community to appear in your home stream. If you are a member of a lot of communities - or just one very popular one - that can flood your stream with post...
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This Week In The Google+ Help Community
Finding your way around the Google+ galaxy

Hey everyone! Time for the latest Google+ Help Weekly Report, where we discuss a trending topic within the Google+ Help Community!

This is a followup to a post I made in January 2015 about how to use circles https://plus.google.com/+GeorgeCohn/posts/BuSUhroey4o.

What is community, and why should I care?

In the context of the Internet, a community is a social group that share common interests regardless of physical location. In particular, people in an online community share ideas through conversations in posts, chats, video calls, and in person. On Google+, Circles were originally intended to model human relationships. Google+ Communities were added later to better support conversations around individual topics.

When you use Facebook it’s very easy to have conversations, because you’re already a part of established communities: your friends from school, family, etc. But when you first start using Google+ it’s like moving to a new city. You may not know many people at first, and you may feel awkward or feel like you’re talking to a wall.

How can I find the conversations I want to be part of?

If you moved to a new city where you didn't know anyone, how would you go about meeting people? If you were interested in business relationships, for example, might you not join a local chamber of commerce? Or attend some public presentation sponsored by a non-profit that supports a particular industry?

It comes down to finding community. That’s done through conversations, and every conversation has a topic.

Many of those conversations take place in Google+ Communities. You can search for specific topics, for example “house music”, and find communities where the House Music conversations are happening. Or you could search for hashtags, for example #housemusic , and find conversations around that topic.

Find the conversations, and join in them. Not necessarily as an expert, but as a person with passion for the topic (assuming you actually have the passion!).

Reshare the posts you feel strongly about. For best results, instead of just hitting Share, say what it is about the topic that’s important or interesting, and then hit Share. If you’re resharing a reshare, acknowledge the person who reshared it with a hat tip (h/t).

Start your own conversations, posting to Public or to a relevant Community that you've been participating in. Make sure you include a hashtag, so that your post can be found easily by anyone who might be interested, whether you already know them or not. At first you may not get much lively response, because you may not have yet built up much community around yourself. If you do see some action, give it plenty of attention. +1 the comments, reply back using plus-mentions, and do it right away. That way the person on the other end feels that you’re there.

How long will it take me to get to know people well enough to be part of their community?

Probably weeks, if not months.

Are there any shortcuts?

Yes. Get into hangouts. You can build relationships much faster when you can see and hear the people in the conversations you’re having. It’s the next best thing to meeting them in person, which by the way is the other shortcut.

I’m interested in so many things. Should I focus on just one topic, or just go for it?

Of course, your choices depend on your reasons for being on Google+. Your topics will become your brand, the things you’ll be known for. In my opinion, if you choose a single topic and stick to it rigorously, you’ll be seen as a little boring. If you choose a huge diversity of topics you’ll be seen as unfocused.

Your best bet is to decide on a reasonable number of specific topics you’re interested, in consistently and persistently over time. Then go join in those conversations, curate and post about those topics.

Anything else?

Keep in mind that relationships that take weeks or months to build can be destroyed in seconds, just like in real life. Be compassionate.

► Tip of the Week

Did you know there’s a Google Dashboard that gives you a summary view of Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, and more, all in one place?

+Google+ Top Contributors posted about it here
https://plus.google.com/103006385532664768608/posts/XJ4fxpB6BtG

Thanks for all of your questions and insights this week. Special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics this week. Make sure to check back again next week when +martin shervington will help to highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyreport   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb
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Mario Lombardo (Mac79)

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Fix on the Can't load data, check your connection issue on Samsung Galaxy S3.

Hi folks. I was having this problem on my GS3 and reading through the posts here a mod recommended to ask Samsung for support. I spoke with them today and they asked me to do a "soft reset" (just take the battery out for about 2 to 3 minutes. Don't turn the phone off) and that did the trick. Hope this helps.
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Jaana Nyström
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What's Hot posts in Android:
You are in control!
Google+ Top Contributors originally shared:
 
Control how often you see "What's Hot" posts in the Google+ Android app

Here is how you can control how often you see What's Hot or Recommended posts in the most recent version of the Google+ App:

1. Open the app and tap "Home" under your name

2. Scroll down and tap "What's Hot"

3. On the "What's Hot" screen tap the gear icon

4. Tap "Amount"

5. Tap "Few" or "None"

Thanks for this post Top Contributor +Peggy K !

#Android #WhatsHot #Googleplus #Posts
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Did You Know You Can Format Your G+ Posts? 3 Tricks

It's not substantial formatting--but it's better than Facebook and Twitter. Here's what you need to know:

  - Create a headline/bold - Use asterisks around a word to bold it. Or around your headline, which amounts to the first sentence of your post. Like this.

- Italics - Use underscores around the word/s you want to italicize. Like this.

- Strikeout - Run a line through a word or sentence by putting hyphens around a word or sentence. Like this.

And I think everyone knows to use the + when you want to notify certain people.

Hope these help.
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Have you tried the Google+ photo editing tools?

Both on mobile and desktop.

#Photos  
Jaana Nyström originally shared:
 
All the Awesome Stuff You Can Do with Google+ Photos

"First off, Google+ Photos conveniently backs up the photos and videos on your phone or computer. With auto backup turned on, you don't need to worry about uploading them manually to the cloud. 

Other online storage services, like Dropbox, do this too, but Google offers one important feature the others don't: unlimited storage space, as long as your photos and videos are uploaded at a standard size. 

For photos, that means anything under 2048 x 2048 pixels, and for videos, anything under 15 minutes long. If your photos or videos are larger than that, they will count towards your 15GB of free Google account space, shared by Gmail and Google Drive..."

A good article about Google+ Photos:  http://bit.ly/1DXff3v

More about Photos from Google+:
https://support.google.com/plus/?hl=en#topic=3049663

More about the Auto backup:
https://plus.google.com/103006385532664768608/posts/8qvVe1PRSxX

Your Google Photos in numbers:
https://plus.google.com/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/VrxKjkzGJj9

#Jaanatip     #Photos     #Googleplus  
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Jaana Nyström
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Have fun with Google Photos and your Android phone!
 
Create a Motion GIF from the photos highlights on Android device

This way you can choose an album, not just scroll through the All photos:

Go to the Google Photos app, tap on the Auto awesome stars icon and choose the Highlights. Then tap on the images you wish to include. You can click on the sideways arrow to open an album up, then just tap on the pics you want, finally tap Create and share.

Before sharing you can also add the .gif to an existing album or create a new one: Easier to find the .gif later.

Same works when you switch identity to a Page: You'll see the page's  Google+ images on your mobile device and can create the Motion .gif out of those.

An example here:
https://plus.google.com/+FinlandExplorer/posts/2afDLxLUECg

Here's another post on how to create a motion gif on Android:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/VSngbxizhCv


#motion #gif #jaanatip #Malaysia   #Android   #Nexus5  
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Andrew Planet

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How to use the Google+ Hangout Q&A on Android Google Chrome Browser on an android device.  I used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 with an 8 inch screen.  The event in which I tested for the Q&A app was the 

Weekly Space Hangout - April 10, 2015
https://plus.google.com/events/c9uicse0rf8tch84068l1p3bvk4

This test for the Q&A app was coordinated with +Guido Bibra moderator for the +WSH Crew (Week Space Hangout Crew)

To be able to use the Google+ Hangout Q&A service on an Android tablet it is still not yet possible to do so on the official Android Google+ app, at least on my tablet.  It is indirectly possible though by accessing your Google+account through the Android Google Chrome browser, though this might be limited by the processing power of your Android device.

If you try to open the video stream for a Hangout on the official Android Google+ app, it prompts you to click on the icons (they visually appear on the screen) of the web browser apps that you might have installed.  If you click on the android Google Chrome  icon the Hangout video stream window will appear along with the icon button to access the Q&A app.  This window looks exactly the same as if you were using a Microsoft Windows OS.  If you try and open the Q&A app during a live Hangout from the official Android Google+ app, unfortunately you will find that it is a read only service and will not be able to submit comments nor text.

Alternatively, to successfully access the Google+ Hangout Q&A service on an Android device, forget the  official Android Google+ app and instead just open the Android Google Chrome app.  Log on to your Google+ account and in my case I had the mobile version on my Google+ account open up.  From your Menu button click on "Request Desktop" and the window will change to an almost identical window of what you would see on Google Chrome running on a Microsoft Windows OS as shown in the following photo URL below and one of the three i submitted for this post.  Open this Android Chrome window
for the live stream and it will open with the Q&A icon in view.  If you touch this to open and then touch on the word Questions that follows you will see that the Q&A comment box will open too, ready for you to input text.  You have to be patient with the video streaming window to open by touching it to do so but it definitely will .  When you open your virtual qwerty keyboard on the screen to submit a question the video stream will re-size and become smaller but will continue to be actively functional including audio.

The fact that yes, it is possible to access the live stream Q&A service on an android tablet, without specifically using the Google+ app, but using Google android software ( Google Chrome), means that someone at Google is not doing their job right.  If they were really doing their job right then it would be possible to use the Q&A app straight from the specifically Google+ app which at the moment its not possible.  We are ultimately doing Google a favor by making their service better which means better prospects for them.  

I tested for the live event Q&A service whilst undertaking a 3 hour coach trip which I could not avoid and using the 3G internet service of my smartphone linked wirelessly to my tablet.  It was quite a bumpy ride and touchscreens are not at all suited for such environment but it was worth investigating having obtained the results I wanted

 https://plus.google.com/photos/+AndrewPlanet/albums/6136608478629548609/6136628995074939442?pid=6136628995074939442&oid=109593846255852899186

The Google Chrome app for iPad also has a "Request Desktop" service, probably in its Menu version.(I don't have an iPad)  If anyone has an iPad please let me/us know if you can access the Q&A service with Google Chrome for iPad with my method.  Here's the link to the app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrome-web-browser-by-google/id535886823?m
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John Skeats
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Dealing with Nudity, Pornography, and Child Pornography on Google+

How to report it most effective, how to keep it out of your Home stream, and what not to do while trying to stop it.
John Skeats originally shared:
 
Dealing with Nudity, Pornography, and Child Pornography on Google+

Google does not allow nudity, pornography, or child pornography on Google+. All three violate provisions of the Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html). 

* Rule #6 prohibits uploading and sharing content that exploits or abuses children. This includes all child sexual abuse imagery (even cartoon images) and all content that presents children in a sexual manner. 

* Rule #9 prohibits sharing nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material; and driving traffic to commercial pornography sites. 

It is safe to say that you will never see a firm definition published. When a case involving alleged pornography (Jacobellis v. Ohio) went before the US Supreme Court in 1964, Justice Potter Stewart wrote: "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it." The same really applies to sexually explicit content. 

It should also be noted that the rule does not set limits about what constitutes nudity. It does not, for example, say that nudity is permitted providing specific body parts are not displayed.

What NOT to do
Do not share links to the content that violates the policy! The policy does not make allowances for sharing content while attempting to stop it. That is stated explicitly in Rule #6 of the policy. That restriction is because distributing links -- even with the best of intent -- increases exposure to the content and can even be illegal. 

How to report content violating these rules
You are encouraged to report the content so that the Google+ Abuse Team can deal with the violators. It is best to report the specific posts that violate the rules rather than simply reporting the profiles or pages that shared them. That way you direct the Google+ Abuse Team to the specific problems. It is also best to report the posts using the Desktop interface because that allows you to give the Abuse Team specific information about the type of offense you are reporting.

1. Click the "V" that appears in the upper right-hand corner of the post you want to report.
2. Select Report this post.
3. Click the Something else button in the middle of the area where the post previously appeared. (You might have to scroll down to see that on large posts.)
3. Select It's sexually explicit.
4. Select pornography or nudity if the post does not involve child exploitation or Content involving minors if children are involved.

How to prevent this type of content in your Home stream
The following post describes how unwanted content gets into your Home stream and actions to be taken to stop it from appearing in the future:
https://plus.google.com/+JohnSkeats/posts/JBwMWmwiad4

#GooglePlus   #GooglePlusTips  
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Jaana Nyström
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The things you can do on Google+!
:D

#Googleplustips  
Google+ Top Contributors originally shared:
 
How to format text on Google+ posts and comments

Save this!

#TCpost #Googleplustips #Formatting
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Jaana Nyström
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When help is needed, the TC's are near!

#TCpost     #TopContributor     #Googleplus  
Google+ Top Contributors originally shared:
 
Top Contributors share their Google knowledge to help the world thrive online

Top Contributors are the lifeblood of Google Help Forums and the wider Google community. Passionate about Google products, they help millions of people around the world...

Learn more about the Google TC's! http://bit.ly/1NtuT7H

#TCpost #TopContributor #Google
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Jaana Nyström
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How to download photos and albums on a Desktop and tips for Auto Backup

#Photos     #Download     #AutoBackup  
Jaana Nyström originally shared:
 
You can download your photos with the Auto Enhance - or without

Google+ has all sorts of nice features!

When you add new photos, Auto Enhance makes subtle adjustments (like removing red-eye and improving lighting) to help them look great.
Auto Enhance is on by default.

If you use the Auto backup for your photos and delete them from your device afterwards, you can choose to download either the enhanced version or the original one.

Open the image in the Lightbox view and click on "More", move your mouse over "Download photo" and you see the two choices.

You can also turn the Auto Enhance off if you like: Photo by photo or also on album level.

Learn more from Google about the Auto Enhance on different devices and how to turn it off:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/3338435?hl=en

Learn more about the Auto Backup:
https://plus.google.com/103006385532664768608/posts/8qvVe1PRSxX

#Googleplustips     #Photos     #JaanaTip     #AutoEnhance  

Screenshots from a desktop using Chrome.
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sudhir shukla

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Formatting such as bold, italic and strike-through is a good technique to catch the eye of the viewers. You may use these text formatting into Google plus posts and comment section also.
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Jaana Nyström
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Check your settings for notifications!
 
Change your GooglePlus notification settings

"Google+ notifications let you know about things like photos, messages, events, or other things that are shared with you or that might interest you.

For example, you might be notified if someone +1’s your photo, comments after you on a post, or invites you to an event.

You might also see notifications about product updates..."

Learn more - Google+ Help http://bit.ly/1FCDFKq

#TCpost #Googleplustips #Settings
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Jaana Nyström
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Afraid that your account may be hacked?

Check this post and act!

#Security     #Google     #Account  
Jaana Nyström originally shared:
 
Google security: Last account activity

What is 'Last account activity'?

From Google:
"Last account activity shows you information about recent activity in your mail. Recent activity includes any time that your mail was accessed using a regular web browser,  a POP client, a mobile device, a third-party application etc. We'll list the IP address that accessed your mail, the associated location, as well as the time and date."

I do recommend that you use the 2-step verification
https://www.google.com/landing/2step/


To see your account activity, click the Details link next to the Last account activity line at the bottom of any Gmail page, or go to this link for more info:
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3067630

To see which applications you have given access to, click here:
https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions?pli=1

You can revoke the access by clicking on the application name and then revoking access from top right.

Learn more from Google
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/45938?hl=en

#Google     #Gmail     #Security     #Jaanatip  
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DavidMillerTV

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Here's a Google+ Tip for you:

You can make your text ITALICIZED LIKE THIS by adding an underscore at the beginning and ending of the sentence!

Have fun and re-share with your friends!

Let's Connect:: +DavidMillerTV
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Jaana Nyström
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Your Google Dashboard contains a lot of useful information:

#Googletips  
Google+ Top Contributors originally shared:
 
Your Google Dashboard

Manage your account and settings in one place:

Google Dashboard offers transparency and control over the data associated with your Google Account.

With an account, Google Dashboard allows users to have a summary view of Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, and more.

Read more about the Dashboard from Accounts Help Center: http://bit.ly/1DF3lZj

Sign in to access:
You need to sign in again when checking your Dashboard: http://bit.ly/1DF3lZk

#Google #Account #Dashboard #Data
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Help me my account and play store and viber
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Alex Garcia
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G+ Tips and Tricks  - 
 
Choosing how to share information
Basic Information
Profile Tabs
Community Posts
Community Membership
Profile View
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1047279
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+Victoria Morin Please start a new post when asking questions unrelated to the post.
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Peggy K
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Community posts flooding your Home stream? Turn them off

When you join a Google+ community, the default setting is to see community posts in your Home stream. If the community is very active and the posts are flooding your stream or you don't want to see those posts when you check your stream at all, you can adjust that in the community settings.

On a desktop computer
1. Sign in to Google+ and open the Community
2. On the upper left, under the community name, click the gear icon
3. De-select the option to "Show posts in Home stream" or adjust the "Amount" of posts

In the Google+ mobile app
1. Sign in the the Google+ app and tap "Home" under your name
2. Tap "Communities" and select the community
3. When viewing the Community, tap the gear icon on the upper right
4. On the Community settings screen tap "Amount"
5. Select "More", "Standard", "Fewer" or None for the amount of posts from the community in your stream.

See the instructions with screenshots:
http://www.peggyktc.com/2015/03/community-posts-flooding-your-google.html
When you join a Google+ Community, the default is for new posts to the community to appear in your home stream. If you are a member of a lot of communities - or just one very popular one - that can flood your stream with post...
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