Google+ Rolls Out New Features – Embed posts and Author Attribution

by Wendy Chamberlain on September 27, 2013

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As dynamic as technology is, social media also continues to evolve with upgrades being carried out every now and then in the hope of providing more convenience to their users.

Google+ is keeping abreast with the other social networking sites and recently rolled out two new features – the embed post and author attribution.

Embed Posts

With the new embed post feature, bloggers and content developers can now embed Google+ public posts on other websites including blogs. This ability to embed is allowed even for posts other than your own.

To do this, users just need to click the down arrow on the top right hand of a post and choose the Embed post option from the drop down menu.

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A box containing a line of code will then show. Simply copy and paste the code to embed the post including its text and image on another site.

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A Google+ post that has been embedded continues to be interactive. In short, users can still comment, follow the author of the post or +1 a post.

Facebook already has this embed post feature and Twitter recently introduced a similar function called Related Headlines.

Author Attribution

The author attribution feature, on the other hand, links an author’s article on the web to his or her Google+ profile.

This can be done when an author uses his or her Google+ account when logging into the WordPress and Typepad platforms. What will happen is that this post published on WordPress gets automatically linked to his or her Google+ profile.

Currently, though, this feature will not make your G+ profile easily available on Google searches.

This may be realized in the future particularly now that Google is giving more importance to authors who are real people instead of those who present themselves as anonymous.

What do you think of the latest Google+ features. Will you use them? Leave a comment below.

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