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5 Chrome Extensions to Enhance Your Google+ Experience

I just can’t get enough of Google+. 

I have installed several extensions from the Chrome Web Store for the burgeoning social networking site that either save me time or encourages me to interact and post more on the platform.

Check out some of my personal favourites below:

+1 Button

The Google +1 Button extension places a (wait for it) +1 button next to the wrench menu on the toolbar.

It is really useful for sharing your favourite websites with your circles. It will also show you how many people have +1′d the website that you are on.

Notifications

You can either pin Google+ to your tab bar and check periodically for new notifications, or you can make life a little bit easier and install the Google+ Notifications extension. This will alert you of new notifications wherever you are browsing.

Do Share

Do Share is amazing! It is a feature-packed extension which allows you to write a post using a distraction-free rich text editor.

What I really like about Do Share is the ability to save a post as a draft, so I can edit and publish the post at a later time, or schedule the extension to publish the post later on in the day.

Do Share packs in a lot of features and it is regularly updated.

Google Translate

The Google Translate extension breaks down the language barriers by adding “integrated, inline, Google Translate support” into Google+.

If you come across a post that is in a language you can’t read, by adding the extension you can just hit the ‘Translate’ button and it will automagically translate it to your language. Google Translate will also work for comments as well.

Hangout Canopy

Hangout Canopy is a fantastic extension for those wanting to meet new people from across the world.

This extension makes it easy to see what public hangouts are taking place currently, as well as giving you the option to join the listed hangouts.

Hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button and it will automatically place you into a randomly selected public hangout.

Sometimes it can be awkward and it isn’t for everyone but I’ve met some really cool people using it.

Which Chrome extensions for Google+ do you use?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bmust123 Mustapha Barki

    great

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000169522811 Daniel Dogeanu

    Yep! Install this extension, install that extension and then you wonder why Chrome eats 1GB of RAM!

    • http://www.facebook.com/nikitakononov93 Nikita Kononov

      Same in Firefox basically. :)

  • http://tomslominski.net/ Tom Slominski

    I think it would be much more efficient if all social services had buttons next to the URL bar, instead of having to search for the social buttons on every webpage. And of course, you’d be able to disable the Facebook button, which no one likes.

  • http://techwhack.com operamaniac

    Google is replacing the wrench icon in Chrome :) It has already gone in the dev channel edition. The new icon has three bars now.

  • Ethan Adams

    Not really an extension but the pinterest layout for google+ is amazing. http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/130955

    • http://omgubuntu.co.uk/ Joey-Elijah Sneddon

      nice!