Google+ mentions make their way to Blogger

Now, Blogger users can put a "+" before a person's name, and have a link to their Google+ profile automatically included in their post.

A look at Blogger's Google+ mentions integration.
A look at Blogger's Google+ mentions integration. Google

Google's Blogger platform now comes with a way for writers to link to a friend or company's Google+ page.

When typing out a post in Blogger, users can now input a "+" before a person's or brand's name. Upon choosing the right profile, a link will be displayed in the published post, allowing readers to go to the subject's Google+ page or profile. Hovering the mouse over the link displays a card showing a profile picture and a little more information on the person or brand.

Google+ has been the subject of several updates over the last few weeks. Last Friday, in fact, Google announced two dozen improvements to its Google+ mobile apps , including providing Android users with access to Google+ Communities, a feature it unveiled earlier this month that allows people to create either public or private groups around interests.

The Blogger improvement is available now.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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