If you are a new Google Plus user, you may be wondering how to post on Google Plus via text message and then how to select the circles who can view your posts. This is especially handy for those who use normal Java based mobile phones and not smartphones. This technique is pretty simple than the one used for sharing posts in facebook and google plus at the same time which involves a lot of steps including installation of chrome extensions.
First of all, you will need to add your cell phone number to your Google Plus account in the Settings tab. After you’ve entered the verification code, you’ll select SMS to receive Google Plus updates. Below that option, you can set a pin number for you SMS messages.
As a default, all messages you send via SMS will be shared with everyone in your circles. The number to text your Google Plus posts to is 919222222222. If you want to share these posts with specific circles, you’ll need to type the group name after typing the message (i.e. Co-Workers or Friends) similar to tagging someone in Twitter. For example, you’d type “I’m at Starbucks getting some coffee! @Family.” You can share with extended circles by typing @Extended, and you can make a post public by typing @Public.
This is great news for Google Plus in terms of competing with Facebook and Twitter as I’ve heard a number of people mention how Facebook and Twitter are both easier to use on the phone and so they hadn’t really adapted to Google Plus or used it much. This is certainly only one of the developments that could potentially make Google Plus just as popular as other social networking sites.
Millions of early adopters of the new Google plus are already addicted. Are you one of them? Are you spending your Saturday nights on Google Hangouts chatting with your friends?
You’re certainly not alone. Google is releasing more and more invites to its social network, and more and more people are learning the various aspects to the new Google plus. People are learning how to make a Google plus desktop app, how to get their own Google plus vanity URLs, and how to upload iPhone photos to Google plus. However, there are still many different thinks to learn.
This is why it’s exciting to stumble across this Google plus cheat sheet, created by Google plus user, Simon Laustsen. The cheat sheet includes most of the common hotkeys, syntax, and tips to keep in mind in order to be able to use Google plus like a pro.
cheat sheet for google plus
This cheat sheet can be found in English below. If you are an international user, though, you should not worry because the new Google plus cheat sheet has been translated into many different languages.
This is certainly a helpful tool while you are getting to know your new social network.
Google plus users are going to make a new community on Google plus whether they have a Facebook account or not. People who were using Facebook for their social reasons are now giving this new social network a shot. It may be worth it for some users to learn how post content to both Facebook and Google plus.
Sharing things manually can be a time consuming process. Many people already link their Twitter and Facebook accounts with a Facebook application. Google plus, however, does not allow third party access. There is still a way to accomplish this, though.
Facebook will allow mobile users to upload content to their Facebook through a secret e-mail address. You can use that secret e-mail address to send your Google plus posts as content to your Facebook by doing the following:
- Log in to the Facebook mobile page with your Facebook account information. You will then see a unique e-mail address that can be used to upload photos or status updates without actually opening Facebook. Copy that e-mail address.
- Go to your Google plus profile and write whatever content you’d like to share with your Google plus circles. Then you want to add that e-mail address to the visibility box after your circles, and click “Share.”
You want to make sure that you select the visibility as public or add the circle before you share your post so that the post will be seen by your Google plus contacts. You can also add this e-mail address to a new circle in your Google plus profile. This way you won’t have to remember it each time you want to post to both Facebook and Google plus. You could even name the circle something that would help remind you that is the circle that contains the e-mail address like “Post to Facebook” for example.
This Facebook mobile system only accepts up to 50 characters so you’ll want to make sure your updates fit within that limit. It will take some time to be published to Facebook as Facebook needs to authenticate the content before it will publish it.
If you’d rather avoid that process, you can also install an extension into your Google Chrome browser called Extended share. When you install that, then you will simply type your post into the share box and click “Share.” When you do this, a window will pop up asking you if you’d like to send the post to Twitter or Facebook.
Google plus does not use vanity URLs, unlike Twitter and Facebook, because most Google plus accounts are also linked to their Gmail account, and vanity URLs would make it easy for spammers to figure out e-mail addresses.
You may be wondering how to get your own Google plus URL, though, if you are interested in trying Google plus. You may not want to link people to the long string of numbers that Google plus automatically is going to put in your URL.
If you would like to get your own Google plus URL, though, you should check out Gplus.to. This is a simple application that allows you to create a short URL for your Google plus profile, which will make it easier to share with your friends. Then your URL will be something like Gplus.to/username.
Gplus.to allows you to get your own Google plus URL. This way, users who are concerned about spammers finding their g-mail addresses don’t have to use these, but you can get your own Google plus URL if you want to have an easy reference to send to your friends.
This can be easier to remember, especially if you are telling someone you meet in person, for example, about your Google plus and you want to add them as a friend to one of your Google circles. You probably won’t remember the long string of numbers that Google plus has put in your URL, but when you get your own Google plus URL, you will have a short address to remember and share with new and old friends alike.
This is a good thing for Google plus, too, especially as it tries to compete with services like Facebook and Twitter that already provide these short and personalized URLs for users.
There is a new Chrome extension called Facebook Friend Exporter that gives you the option to export your Facebook friends’ contact info and add it to Google Plus. This could potentially help Google Plus become as popular as Facebook if people are able to use the Facebook Friend Exporter to easily move all of their contacts to Google Plus. Then you can take advantage of all of the new features that Google Plus offers, like Google Circles, Google Sparks, and Google Hangouts, with all of the people you presently interact with on Facebook.
Programmer who created the Facebook Friend Exporter, Mohamed Mansour, claims that none of the 30K+ users who have used Facebook Friend Exporter so far have gotten banned from Facebook, although according to an update from July 5th, 2011, Facebook is trying it’s hardest to block their content from being exported so it may not work for all users. However, it may work for you. The only way you will know is if you give it a try.
It is fairly easy to use the Facebook Friend Exporter. First, you want to make sure all of your Facebook extensions are turned off. When you get into the Facebook Friend Exporter, it will start by gathering all of the contact info your Facebook friends have shared with you including their names, e-mail addresses, and birthdays. This can all then be either saved as a spreadsheet file or it can be imported right into your Gmail address book.
While the Facebook Friend Exporter puts all of your Facebook friends’ contact information in one place, if you do want to interact with them on Google Plus, you will still have to convince them to join Google Plus. However, the Facebook Friend Exporter will be doing a lot of that “transitioning” work for you in terms of gathering up a list of contact information from your friends.
Many users so far are complimenting and praising the Facebook Friend Exporter, and it already has more than 17,000 downloads as well as a 4.5/5 star rating. There are also a few complaints on the website from users who state the Facebook Friend Exporter isn’t working exactly right. However, this seems to be mostly the work of Facebook as opposed to the extension. Ultimately, the Facebook Friend Exporter may be a good tool for you to utilize.