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How to use Google+

Sign up, add friends and share content

Step 7. Having created your profile, find some friends with whom you can interact. Press the Circles icon at the top of the screen. Google+ will trawl your other Google accounts and look at the friends of the person who invited you to use the service, then offer some suggestions.

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Step 8. To add someone to a circle, drag-and-drop them into the relevant category at the bottom of the screen. Four circles are available by default: Friends, Family, Acquaintances and Following. To create a new circle, click the greyed-out circle at the bottom of the window, enter a name and click ‘Create empty circle’.

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Step 9. Click the ‘People who’ve added you’ tab to see who’s elected to share content with you. To return the favour, drag them into one of your circles. Alternatively, click ‘Find people’ and enter the name of a contact into the search bar. You’ll be able to add anyone with a Google Profile to one of your circles.

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Step 10. If the people with whom you want to connect are not already on Google+, you can invite them to sign up. Click ‘Invite friends’, then enter their email address and press Send. You can invite up to 150 friends. Google also offers a link to your Google+ profile that you can share with others.

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