Sunday, March 29, 2015

Community posts flooding your Google+ stream? Keep them in the community.

When you join a Google+ Community, the default is for new posts to the community to appear in your home stream. If you are a member of a lot of communities - or just one very popular one - that can flood your stream with posts.

How can you tell the source of a post? In the upper right corner there will be a green Google+ Communities symbol . Fortunately it's easy to changes community settings so the posts don't appear in your Home stream.

If the symbol in the upper right corner looks like a flame it's a What's Hot and Recommended post. You can also prevent What's Hot posts from appearing in your stream.

It's just a few simple steps to disable community posts in your stream on either a desktop computer or the Google+ app:



Adjust community posts in your stream on a desktop computer:


1. Sign in to Google+ and open the community page.

> If you see a community post in your stream you can click the community name on the top of the post.


> You can find all your communities by clicking "Communities" in the left menu (plus.google.com/communities)

   On your Communities page, click the name of the community.

Note: there is no way to make the changes in bulk - you will need to change the settings on each community page individually.

2. On the community page click the gear icon below the community name on the left



3. De-select the option to have community posts appear in your home stream or click "Amount" and select the option to show "Fewer" posts.





Adjust community posts in your stream in the Android Google+ app (v.5.3):

Google+ app v.5.3 released April 15, 2015

1. Sign in the to the Google+ app and tap Home under your name

2. Tap "Communities" to display all your communities

3. Tap the name of the community

4. On the community screen, tap the 3-dot menu icon

5. From the menu tap "Community settings"

6. On the community settings screen tap Amount

7. Set the amount of posts from the community you would like to see in your Home stream: More, Standard, Fewer or None



Adjust community posts in your stream in the Android Google+ app (older app versions):



1. Sign in the to the Google+ app and tap Home under your name

2. Tap "Communities" to display all your communities

3. Tap the name of the community

4. On the community screen, tap the gear icon

5. On the community settings screen tap Amount

6. Set the amount of posts from the community you would like to see in your Home stream: More, Standard, Fewer or None




More on managing posts in your Google+ Stream:


 Adjust "What's Hot" and "Recommended" posts in your stream in a few easy steps on your desktop computer or mobile device.


Adjust the number of posts you see from each of your Google+ Circles in your Home stream

Updated 4/18/15
Posted by Peggy K

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