Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 01:10 am
Google plus is one of most popular social network and its popularity is getting higher and higher day by day. The main reason behind the increasing fame of the Google plus is Google quality behind it, its uniqueness and its tips and tricks. Important thing is that tips and tricks are the thing which increase in the functionality of any social network recently we have discussed about the most useful Facebook and twitter tips and tricks but today we are going to list 5 best Google plus tips and tricks. Below is the Google plus tips and tricks list which will help you in using Google plus with more fun.
1. Tagging others
Every Facebook and Twitter user know that you can tag other people in your status, comment or tweet with “@” in Facebook and with “#” in twitter. But here in Google plus there are two options for tagging others, you can tag others in your threads by writing their names proceeding with “@ or + signs”. Usually “@” is used for tagging people in your circles and “+” is used for tagging people which are not in your circles but for that you need to type their “Google plus id rather then their name”.
2. Writing effects – Write in Bold, Italic and with Strike
This is one of the most interesting feature of Google plus which is not available in other top class social networks. By using this technique you can give a different touch to your important words in the thread which will help them to be noticed easily. First of all to write anything in bold place asterisks before and after the word which you want to make bold for example *bold* and for making any word italic place underscores before and after that for example _italic_ and for striking any word place hypes before and after that for example, -strike-.
3. Keyboard shortcuts
Recently we have talked about the keyboard shortcuts of the Twitter but Google plus also feature some useful keyboard shortcuts which are below.
+ Arrow Keys: Move up, down, left and right with arrow keys
+ j and k: Move to the post down and above respectively
+ n and p: Move to the next and previous comment on the same post respectively
+ r: Comment on the current post
There are many other keyboard shortcuts for the Google plus which will help you in browsing Google plus fast. To open the list of all keyboard shortcuts press “?” there.
4. Change the language
If you are not interested in English which is the default language of the Google plus then you can use another language among many available options in Google plus. Google plus offers bunch of the languages, you can also select more then one language from the settings. To change the language of your Google plus profile visit account settings and then choose any language which you want to use.
5. View your profile as public
After doing some editing in your profile you may be interested in checking how will it looks to others. Interesting thing is that you can check view your profile as public without signing out. For that go to profile and then select “Public” in “view profile as option” in the right top corner of the page.
So, these are the some very useful tips for Google plus users which will let them use Google plus with more fun.