Add Photos to your Google Plus account?
I know how to add people to Circles in Google Plus and I, of course, know how to add status updates, but I haven't figured out how to easily add a bunch of photos from my computer as a "gallery" to share with my G+ friends. Help?
With its zeal to do something different from those UI designers over at Facebook, the Google Plus team has given us a very different way to look at sharing media with our friends, colleagues and circles. Problem is, sometimes it's not obvious how to do things, especially if you've spent time learning Facebook.
Fortunately, uploading photographs en masse to your Google Plus account is fairly straightforward once you click on the right button or two. You just have to keep your eyes open for the requisite buttons on different pages.
To start out, make sure you're logged into your G+ account, then click on the tiny "picture" icon on the top of the page:
As you can see, it's not immediately obvious that's how you get to the Photos area, which is necessary if you want to upload more than one pic and add an album / gallery as part of the process. If you're just working with a single picture, click on the same button, but immediately below the status input box and you'll be able to upload directly.
Let's stick with the multiple pictures issue, however. When you click on the photo icon, it'll show you what albums you have already uploaded and, on the top right, there's a button that's going to bring us to the desired upload spot:
At this point, your Web browser becomes a huge empty box that's actually a drop target for image files you drag and drop onto it:
That's an easy way to upload, for sure!
I'll drag an image onto that box, so you can see what happens:
As soon as I "drop" the image icon onto the space, it starts uploading...
Once it's uploaded (or they've uploaded if you're working with more than one image) you'll be able to add it/them to an existing album or create a new album by typing in its name:
Once I click on "Create album" it's created and the picture or pictures are within. In this case, I only have the one photo, but it'd look the same if you had five, fifty or 300. Now you can share the upload with people in your Circle or Circles:
I'll add a message associated with the image by typing where the cursor is sitting atop the image. Notice that I've named my album "Interesting Photos" so I can use it again next time I bump into something worth sharing...
It all looks good and the comment is sure to engage the people who follow me on G+, so I click on "Share" and it appears thusly in everyone's Stream:
Nice and rather easy to do once you know the first step or two. Hope that helps you enjoy Google Plus!
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