Friday, November 20, 2015

Optimizations in the new Google+

Things, they are a changin' and we sure love what we're seeing on the new Google+. This is in direct response to the increasing use of mobile devices over desktop computers. In this video post, +Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt here explore the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Community, so you can see it's still very easy to navigate.

Basically, the desktop user view more closely resembles the mobile user view of Google+.

ONE THING'S THE SAME - We will continue to pin the next hangout on the top of the community posts.

Comments on a post, rotate in a 2-line preview. You'll click to view all comments in the usual scroll down the list mode.

The new share button permits sharing a post to Facebook, Twitter, and other Google+ locations. There is also the option to share the link, say for a blog post.

The left navigation bar in a community, where we file our previous hangouts is collapsed. Just click the down arrow button shown below to see the categories:

Since the category of "Google+ Events" has been removed, you'll be using the Calendar. DearMYRTLE's upcoming events are found there, plus over 200+ hours of educational opportunities from other genealogy hosts.

There is a "Go back to Classic G+" button in the lower left, but we recommend exploring the new features.

There's a new way to invite specific people and share this community with your friends. See the screen shot below.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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Check the GeneaWebinars Calendar for exact dates of DearMYRTLE study groups and hangouts in addition to over 200 hours of online genealogy classes, webinars, live streams and tweetchats from other hosts and presenters over the next 12 months.

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