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Step 11. The Stream is similar to Facebook’s News feed, listing all posts by people within your circles. To view the Stream, click the Home button (depicted with a house icon) at the top of the window. Select one of your circles on the lefthand-side to display posts by people within that group only.
Step 12. Posting content that will appear in your friends’ Streams is easy. Enter some text in the box at the top of your Stream, and attach photos, video, URLs or locations by clicking the corresponding icon. Finally, click in the box below and select the circles with which you want to share the content.
Step 13. Sparks lets you search online for photos, video and other content to share. Select Sparks from the lefthand-side of the window, then choose a featured item or enter a query in the search box. If anything in the results list appeals, click Share to quickly repost the content to your Stream.
Step 14. Hangouts lets you conduct video chat with up to 10 users. To begin a video conversation, click ‘Start a hangout’ on the righthand-side. Providing you have the necessary plug-in, you’ll be able to chat with anyone in your circles. Your friends can also invite others to join the conversation.