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+ photos

    The second icon of the four on the Google+ nav bar is the photos icon. Here, users can browse a collage of all the photos being shared by people in their Circles, photos they have uploaded, photos tagged with their name and mobile photo uploads.

    The page layout is a cross between Flipboard's photo montage feature and Google's own Images search page.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Google+ Sparks

    Here's the main Sparks page, where Google+ users can tell Google what topics float their boat. Like fast cars and baking? Just add the Sports Cars and Recipes Sparks to your Google+ account and a pipeline of related content will be fed your way.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Google+ Sparks

    Here's a view of a Sparks stream on robotics.

    Sparks is where search meets social, giving Google the chance to flex its algorithmic muscle. It can also be described as Google Reader for RSS dummies.

    Image: Google/Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

Topics: Apps, Software Development

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