UW Madison Google Apps - Create a Google+ account

This doc explains how to create a Google+ account in UW-Madison Google Apps.

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Creating a Google+ account

  1. Log in to UW-Madison Google Apps with your NetID and password using the following URL:

  2. If you have multiple UW-Madison Google Apps accounts, select your desired account from the list provided.

    Select account

    If you only have one UW-Madison Google Apps account, you will be logged into your account automatically.

  3. Next, click the App button located four from the top-right corner.

    Screenshot of square icon in upper right-hand menu

  4. Scroll all the way down and click Even more from Google

  5. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and  locate the Social Tab.

    Screenshot of the Social Tab

  6. Click on Google+. There are three simple steps to activate your account.

  7. You will be presented with the screen below. Enter your Name, Gender and Birthday.

    Screenshot of Creating your public profile

    Hit Continue after entering your information.

    Screenshot of Continue button

  8. Next you will be presented with possible people to connect with, from your contacts. If you want to add them to a circle, place your mouse over add and you will see these options. 

    Screenshot of Friends, Family, Acquaintances, Following menu


  9. If you want to add more people that were not shown in your initial suggestions, scroll down until you find: Search for people. Type in their email address or name.

    Screenshot of search bar

  10. Now, follow the things you love. Scroll down the suggested options and click follow to any categories you want to get updates from.

    Screenshot of Follow things you love menu

  11. The first time you follow a category, make sure to click Okay, got it!
     Screenshot of Okay button

    The category will look like this once followed:

    Screenshot of followed category

  12. Lastly, add more information about yourself.

    Screenshot of text fields on profile

  13. Click Finish, and you will be directed to your personalized Google+ Account. 




Keywords:Goggle Plus, Account wisc   Doc ID:44997
Owner:Christina G.Group:Google Apps
Created:2014-11-14 15:46 CDTUpdated:2016-04-25 16:17 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Google Apps
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