Google Plus For Dummies: Setting it Up For The First Time
By on June 29th, 2011

All right folks, calm down.

Google’s latest social gig Google Plus is out and lots of people are jumping in right away. At this moment, Google Plus is available as invite only, we have some invitations to give away here.

Google plus is a new initiative from Google which aims to redefine how social sharing works. With Circles, Hangouts and lots of innovative features, Google plus is definitely here to stay.

Things To Know Before You Setup Your Google Plus Profile

Before you ask anyone for a Google plus invite, here are a few things you should know:

1. Google Plus works only with Google accounts that have an active Google profile. If you haven’t created your Google profile yet, you won’t be able to sign up for Google Plus.

2. Only regular Gmail accounts are supported and you can’t use your Google apps account to setup a Google Plus profile. if you ask anyone to send you an invitation to your Google Apps email address, you will never receive it in the first place.

3. If you have a Yahoo or Windows Live Hotmail account and you have used it to sign up for a Google account, you are good to go. But make sure you have created your Google profile and it’s visibility is public.

Setting Up Your Google Plus Profile

When you click the invitation link sent to your email address, you will be taken to Google Plus where you have to sign in with your Google account. That’s it, you are on board and in full swing to use Google Plus. Here is the first screen:

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After you have  successfully completed signing up for Google Plus, you will need to know a thing or two about how Google Plus works and what are it’s inside twists and perks.

Part 2: What is Google Plus And How it Works

We have put up a step by step screenshot tour for Google Plus which will help you learn about the basic features of Google plus. You will learn more on how circles work in Google Plus and how social sharing and conversations happens almost in real time.

Update:  Don’t miss out on some really good articles on using Google+ along with several other editorials we have written for you.

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

Amit Banerjee has written and can be contacted at amit@techie-buzz.com.

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