Google Plus Introduces Option That Lets You Pin Updates To Your Profile Page
Courtesy of Engadget, it is being reported that Google plus now gives you option to pin a post to the top of your profile, which ensures that will see your posts no matter how old it is. While this might not be a major addition, it is still a handy tool for users who may wish to run a poll for a long time. It will also ensure that your friends see old pictures or provide information to new followers about what you are up to at the moment; great addition if you ask me.
Announcing the new addition, Google’s Dennis Troper said:
“People often have posts that they want to make sure get seen when someone visits their profile, like a great nature shot from a recent family trip. Businesses also have content they want to highlight such as photos of a new product or a trailer for an upcoming movie.
“Starting today (Thursday), you can pin a post to the top of your profile or page. When someone visits your page, they’ll see the pinned content first above the rest of your posts.”
This new addition to Google+ is a welcome addition like I did say earlier. Pinning a message to the top of your profile can help to make it personal and direct messages to visitors. Profile pinning, which is new to Google, is supported on the web and Android versions of Google+ as you read this; while the company has announced that an update will come to its iOS app soon.
Google+ is not really as popular as other social media networks like Twitter and Facebook. However, it is pulling some weight in Google search engines, which has really helped it to attract some major brands.
The network still accounts for a respectable amount of users who are loyal to its services. What this latest addition means is that those users can now pin their favourite messages photos, polls or other media to the top of their profile page where it is more likely to attract more interests.
Pinning a post is quite easy, and all you need to do is to open the drop down menu on any ‘public post when viewing the posts tab of your profile or page on a desktop browser.’
Recall that Twitter started allowing its users pin tweets to the top of their profile page not long ago, and now Google+ has embraced the idea.