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What is The Google+ Stream?
One of the core features of Google+ is the Google+ Stream. It is the place where you can find all of the latest posts that are being shared with you on Google+.
Google have made it really easy to either look at a general stream of the latests posts, or to view certain posts by viewing a stream for a particular group of people that you have in a circle.
It’s easy to use too. Let me show you how.
How To Use Google+ Streams
I have put together a video which shows you what the various stream options are and how it all works.
The streams are super easy to use. There are various stream options available on your left sidebar.
- Stream - This is the default option. When this is selected you will see posts from various people that you are following from all of your circles.
- Circle Streams - You will have some or all of your circles listed in the streams menu. Simply select a specific circle and you will get a stream that contains posts shared from people within that circle.
- Incoming - These are posts that have been shared with you by people who you haven’t added to circles yet. This can be a great way to see content from people who have circled you, but you are unsure whether you would like to circle them back or not!
- Notifications - A stream that contains all of your recent Google+ notifications. Certainly very handy to review every now and then!
- Gaming Stream - There is a gaming stream available on Google+ for those hardcore gamers out there! It is separate from the main streams page, so if you want to access the gaming stream, click the “games” logo and scroll down the page. For more info on this see my tutorials on How To Access The Google+ Games Stream.
To Sum It Up
The Google+ stream is, I think, a really great way of organising posts so that you can find the content that you want to see quickly and easily. The Google+ stream was one of the features that drew me to using Google+ and now that you (hopefully) understand how it works, I think you will love using it!