I remember trying to share a Google+ when I did not know how, and it literally took me 5 minutes to figure it out. Recently I’ve had 2 people ask me how it is done so I thought it was time to write a quick post to show how it is done.
It really seems like there should be a “copy link” or “share” label on the drop down arrow at the top right hand side of the post card. From a user experience perspective, that really makes sense.
For some reason, Google+ has decided to embed the link within the date of the post card. Why this is the way it is is beyond me. I cannot imagine why this is, but I suppose there is a reason.
To link to your Google+ post, simply right click on the date and “copy link location” (Firefox) or “copy link address” in Chrome.
The same technique holds true for all different kinds of Google+ posts including text only posts, photos, videos, links and events.
For your convenience we’ve also made a short video to illustrate how to link to and subsequently share a Google+ post.
Well well well, wouldn’t you know not even 2 days after this post was made, Google added new functionality to Google+ to allow users to link to posts a little bit easier.
It almost seems as though Google took my advice. Earlier in the week (within this post) I stated:
“It really seems like there should be a “copy link” or “share” label on the drop down arrow at the top right hand side of the post card. From a user experience perspective, that really makes sense.”
And wouldn’t you know, that is exactly what they did. 🙂
Ok not really taking credit here, but it is good to know my UX skills are sharp.
Anyway, the new method is exactly as I had already lined out. Simply click on the drop down arrow at the top of the Google+ card, and select “link to post.”
From there simply copy the URL to your clipboard for later.
If you’ve found this helpful then you might be interested in our latest post, how to embed a Google+ post which I found to be quite awkward. Maybe Google will listen to me again!
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