Photos: Inside Google+ - how to use Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and more

Photos: Inside Google+ - how to use Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and more

Summary: Take a tour of the Google+ private beta - Mark Zuckerberg already has...

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  • Google+ IM Chat

    Another comms feature built in to Google+ is Google Chat, an instant messaging system that will be familiar to Gmail users as Google recycles another bit of existing functionality.

    Facebook has a built-in IM system too of course. Sign in to chat and then hit up any online contacts or Circles who have enabled the feature.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Google+ share link

    Sharing content is the lifeblood of any social network.

    Here's the view a Google+ user gets, with options to share links, photos, videos and location. Google+ differs from Facebook with its Circles layer, meaning you must specify who exactly you are sharing a post with. The system defaults to the last combination of people or Circles you shared with to save time, or you can add different people or Circles.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Google+ photo tagging

    Here's Google+'s photo viewer and photo-tagging feature in action.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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