Delete, report, block


Delete, report, block

Hello folks, a third update this week. By popular demand, we’ll be rolling out a feature over the next few days that will allow you to perform a delete, report, and block action on comments on your posts.

This is similar to the remove, report, and ban action we launched a while ago for community moderators:
https://plus.google.com/+LeoDeegan/posts/3NGFAhREovQ
https://plus.google.com/+LeoDeegan/posts/WjcFN66eRgg

The launch today, however, is to provide you an equivalent action on your own posts.

To invoke this feature, select “Delete, report, and block” from a comment. You can optionally select “Also delete recent comments by this user” if you want to additionally remove recent comments from the user on your posts.

Incidentally, this image is for illustrative purposes. I am not actually planning on blocking Greg Wolfe, who is a valuable member of our team (and also the lead for this feature).

Community Insights dashboard


Community Insights dashboard

Hello folks, over the next several days, we’ll be rolling out a new dashboard for community moderators that provides informative metrics for their communities.

Moderators will notice a new community “Manage” button (previously “Moderate”). The Insights dashboard appears as the first tab and includes helpful membership and engagement metrics.

You can read more from our G Suite blog post here, which also describes a community report for G Suite admins:
https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/12/new-google-community-metrics-for-g.html

And you can refer to the Help Center article here:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6320413

Advanced search operators


Advanced search operators

Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out advanced search operators to the Google+ search box to assist you in refining your Google+ search queries. For example, I typed from:”Ina Gat” has:photo commenter:me into the search box and rediscovered this nice bokeh shot from Ina Gat.

You can search for posts that have particular attachments (like has:poll), posts where you were mentioned (like mention:me), posts before or after a date (like before:2016-04-01), posts in communities or collections, and more! You can even use operators like AND, NOT, and OR.

Read the complete set of rules at: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1669519

Enjoy!

Improvements to desktop notification page


Improvements to desktop notification page

Hey folks, over the next couple of days, we’ll be rolling out some highly requested usability enhancements to the desktop notifications landing page (plus.google.com/notifications):

Open in a new tab: You will be able open a notification in a new tab via right-click menu, [cmd|ctrl]-click or middle-click. (Note that this keeps the notification in an unread state.)

Profile hovercards: Hovering over any profile picture will bring up the profile hovercard. Additionally, profile pictures are click targets, so they can similarly be opened in a new tab.

Updated lightbox on Google+ Web


Updated lightbox on Google+ Web

Hey folks, another update this week. Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out a new version of the photo lightbox on Google+ Web. The new lightbox, which appears for photos that are part of single-photo posts (not yet for multi-photo posts), places a greater emphasis on the photo caption and comments.

There are a couple of reasons why I’m happy about this new lightbox. First, the EXIF data (found in the “Show information” menu item) brings back the display of the photo date; the previous lightbox displayed the post date. And second, clicking on the back arrow brings you to the post no matter how you arrive at the lightbox (people who found their way to a lightbox without being able to get to the post know what I’m talking about).

Optionally remove recent content from banned community members


Optionally remove recent content from banned community members

Hey folks, over the next several days, we’ll be rolling out a feature on Google+ Web that will allow community moderators to choose to remove posts and comments from members they ban.

To invoke this feature, select “Remove, report, and ban” from either a post or comment and then select “Also remove recent comments and posts in the community by this user.”

Currently, this will remove recent post and comments from the banned user (you may need to perform a web page refresh to see content removed from your view). We’re looking to improve this feature in future iterations, so bear with us with the ambiguity of “recent”, which should, in most cases, cover your needs.