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How to schedule Google+ posts in Chrome

Whether you need to schedule an announcement or a birthday wish in Google+, here's an easy-to-use extension that does the work for you.


If you're a fan of services like HootSuite which let you schedule tweets, Facebook posts, and even LinkedIn notes, then you'll probably like Do Share for Google Chrome, as well. Unfortunately, sites like HootSuite haven't rolled out the ability to schedule posts on Google+ to all of their users. So if you're interested in scheduling a notice about a product launch, a reminder to a friend, or just your random thoughts, Do Share can help you out. 

This browser extension is very simple to install, and even easier to use. Here's how to get started:

Download a copy of Do Share for your Google Chrome browser.

Note: Chrome has to be running, connected to the Internet and logged into Google for Do Share to send posts to Google+, since they are saved in your browser until the scheduled time -- per the notes for the extension.

Step 1: Click then button for the extension on your browser's toolbar, then click on Create new post and then fill in the details of your message.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2:To adjust which circles will see your post, click on Add more people.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: From here, you can decide to send the post to your drafts, schedule the post, or share it immediately.

(Optional) Step 4: If you choose Schedule, you'll need to input a date and time for the post to go live.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

(Optional) Step 5: View the drafts and scheduled tweets at the bottom of the page. Simply click on any tweet you need to delete or adjust.

While this method isn't as easy as scheduling posts in HootSuite, it's the next closest thing. What types of posts do you schedule in advance?

Also, if you love efficiency while using Chrome, you might want to check out these time-saving extensions.

(Via AddictiveTips)