The popularity of social networking sites like Google Plus, Facebook, and Twitter has changed how we all communicate to our friends, family, and even colleagues and customers. But one of the biggest problems that arises with social networking is that it gets difficult to coordinate your activities across the different platforms. We’ve all seen how Facebook and Twitter can be linked together to provide a seamless social networking system, but now, with Google Plus emerging as a third service, it gets more complicated. Also, Google Plus doesn’t make it too easy to add other services to its account. Yet, given that Google Plus is slowly – but surely – growing in popularity, and almost everyone seems to have a Gmail account, you can’t skip this. While integrating FB and Twitter on Google Plus is not the easiest task, don’t worry – our guide on how to link Google Plus with Facebook and Twitter should make it easy for you to streamline all your social networking activities!
Link your Google Plus profile with your Facebook and Twitter accounts:
- Log in to Google Plus and click on the Profile tab
- Select Edit, and then choose ‘About’
- You will see an option for ‘Other’; select this option and choose ‘Custom Link’
- Add your Facebook Profile
- Click on ‘Account’
- Select ‘Connected Accounts’ and then choose ‘Select an Account’
- Choose the Facebook option that shows
- Repeat steps 1-7 for Twitter.
Now, your Facebook and Twitter profiles will be visible on Google Plus. However, this will not automatically share your Google Plus posts on these services. For that, this is what you have to do:
- Use a Chrome extension that lets you share on all three services at once
- Use a service like IFTTT that lets you automate web tasks
- Use a service like Twitter Mail that lets you share Tweets via e-mail. Then, add your secret Twitter Mail share account (any email sent to this is automatically shared) to a new Google Plus circle and allow all updates to be shared with that circle – Your Google Plus updates will automatically be posted as new Tweets as well.
- To share your G+ status on Facebook, activate Facebook’s mobile service. Facebook will then give you a secret mail ID. Add this mail ID to a new circle like you did for Twitter. Again, all the posts you share with this Circle will automatically be shared n Facebook.
Using the above techniques, you can easily link all your main social networking accounts – Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. This should make managing your online activity a lot easier and should also help your profiles stay updated more often!