Nice Update – Notification Granularity

08 Oct 2011 admin In G+ Posts Tags:

Nice Update – Notification Granularity

Reshared post from +Kathleen Ko


Now you can decide who can notify you on Google+!

Circles give you control over who you share with on Google+ and who you see content from.
Many of you have asked for similar controls over who can send you notifications, so today we're rolling out a new option in Google+ settings: “Who can notify you.” You can update your settings at

This setting controls who you’ll get notifications from, if they:
• Share with you individually
• Select ‘Notify about this post’ (when sharing to a circle you’re in)
• +Mention your name
• Invite you to a hangout
• Invite you to play or send you messages from a game

You’ll still be notified if someone comments on one of your posts or adds you to a circle.

We’ve set the “Who can notify you” setting to Extended circles ( as the default, but you can change this to be Your circles, Anyone, or a custom selection of specific circles and individuals. We’ll be rolling this out slowly, so if it’s not available for you yet check back soon. And as always, we’d love to hear your feedback in the comments.

Comments: 5

  1. Lei Cao 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    🙂 great post, thank you!

  2. This feature seems designed for the celebrities instead of us ordinary people. The more I think about it the more it depresses me. What made Google+ so exciting originally was the level playing field. We interacted on equal footing with tech gurus, and the like. They discovered a level of engagement from their readers that they didn't get elsewhere. Now they can just spout their stuff and turn us off. We're back to one way broadcasting.

  3. Brent Burzycki 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    This might be true..but solved this by not following anyone that does not interact….if they cannot have time to reply….I should not waste my time commenting….

  4. +Christina Trapolino I'm pretty sure that if you go to the Notification stream (not the drop down box) and filter notification so that you see only the "Mentions" then you wouldn't see the notifications by people sharing a post with you. It's a bit hard for me to verify because I don't seem to be plagued with people sharing stuff with me I'm not interested in.

  5. +M Sinclair Stevens – I don't want to have to click through to the Notifications area. I want to control the notifications that cause constant +9, where only 3-4 of those are things I want to see/respond to.

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