How to Link to a Google+ Post

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.

how to link to a google+ post

 

To link to your Google+ post, simply right click on the date and “copy link location” (Firefox) or “copy link address” in Chrome.

how to link to a google+ post

 

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.

 

 

Updated / Alternate Method

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.”

how to link to a google plus post

From there simply copy the URL to your clipboard for later. how to link to a google plus post 2

Easy, peasy.

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!

 

 

Patrick Coombe
Patrick Coombe is the founder and CEO of Elite Strategies Llc. Patrick takes a hands on approach to managing Elite Strategies and loves to get involved with technical projects relating to clients inbound marketing needs.
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