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Google+

A social networking site from Google, introduced in 2011. Although Google+ never achieved the market share of Facebook, users have ranked it favorably. In 2015, its chat, video calling and photos services were separated out (see Google Hangouts and Google Photos). In October 2018, Google announced the end of Google+ because of a data vulnerability discovered that year that exposed the data of a half million users. However, it was not known if any data were actually breached.

Circles
Friends and families are stored in Circles, which display as circular icons on screen. In order to better engineer privacy and who sees what, all posts, photos and invitations are shared by dragging them into the appropriate Circle, which remembers the last selection. Friends, Acquaintances, Family and Following (whom you follow) are the defaults, but any Circle can be created. See Google+ Ripples, Google+ Sparks and Google.
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-Know your Google security and privacy tools (2-step verification, account settings, incognito mode, Google Dashboard, Ads Settings, Google+ Circles).
To find out more about Pathology Diagnostics news and events via its social media, follow @PathoDiagnostic on Twitter, 'Like' Pathology Diagnostics on Facebook or add PathologyDiagnostics to your Google+ circles.
Google earlier this month announced to merge Google+ and Gmail contact lists, allowing a Gmail user to send an unsolicited email message to another user without knowing the second person's Gmail address, by adding the intended recipient to his Google+ circles.
It enables you to control which of your Google+ Circles you share an item with.
Maintaining another social media page may sound like arduous work, but there is anecdotal evidence that having a Google+ Business page positively impacts a Google+ Local ranking and it is clearly important to start forming connections via Google+ circles to increase credibility and authority on Google.
"Tell the world" is a link to your page; you can distribute it everywhere you communicate on the Web to encourage people to add your page to their Google+ circles.
Another example is how you can share driving directions with your Google+ circles without leaving Google Maps."
According to BioWare the game blends accessible and engaging tactical combat, progression and exploration in the Dragon Age universe and can be used for cooperative and competitive gameplay across players' Google+ Circles and Hangouts.
Johnson discovered an ingenious way of expanding his friend circle - he advertised on Facebook, asking people to add him to their Google+ Circles.
Meanwhile, Google has stressed on the need to personalise comment sections for each viewer with posts from the creator of the content on the top, followed by popular personalities' discussions below it and users in the Google+ Circles. ( ANI )
The updated Google Maps app is likely to allow users to customise local search results to venues recommended by top reviews or friends in their Google+ circles. Moreover, next version will include updates to Maps' icons, text styles, and the colours of the map itself.
For example, Ford can have a general public Google+ Circle and Google+ Circles for each model of its vehicles.