2 Tips For Integrating Google+ With Other Social Networks

2 Tips For Integrating Google+ With Other Social Networks

Vivian Kim
Jul 15, 2011

Google+ may be the hottest new social network right now, but it doesn't currently play well with other social networks like Twitter and Facebook. With Twitter you can easily have your tweet go to your Facebook (and vice versa). With popular iPhone photo app Instagram, pictures can be shared and published to almost anything. Here are a couple tips that will allow you to send your Google+ updates to other networking sites and automatically send your Instagram photos to your Google+ photo album.

1. Share your Google+ posts to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn with a Google Chrome extension. The Extended Share extension is super easy to use—simply download it and the next time you post something on Google+, you'll see a "share on" link at the bottom of your post. From there you just click the icon of the service you want to share your update to and it sends it off. When tweeting, your tweet is followed by link to the rest of your Google+ update. This is perfect for when you have a tweet that goes over 140 characters. Facebook posts your full Google+ update and is formatted nicely.

2. Send your Instagram pictures to a Google+ photo album. What makes Instagram such a success is its integration with popular social networking platforms. Wired has a great how to that shows you how to use Dropbox and Picasa to make sending your photos from Instagram to Google+ automatic. Taking only a few minutes to set up, this work around will make sharing those Instagram photos a breeze, at least until Google eventually releases their Google+ API.

[via Wired]

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