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How to Create or Delete Google+ Circles

G+ is a rapidly growing social networking tool for connecting with your friends, your family and to explore your interests. Circles are one of the special features of G+ that makes it different from Facebook and Twitter.

When we first use G+, many people may wonder what Google+ circles are. G+ circles are like lists or categories. It is a way of organizing people you follow into specific groups, and you can create as many circles as you want.

Here are the steps for creating Google+ circles:

1. Go to G+ main menu, in the top left corner, and click on the circle icon “People.”

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2. You will see your circle page. It should be like this. Click on “Your circles” at the top of your circle page.

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3. Click on + circle at the bottom. It will appear like this.

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4. Type the name of your circle. For example, I want to create a new circle named Fish. Then, click on “create empty circle.”

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5.  Your circle will pop up as an actual circle. You can drag friends into the circle to expand it. For example, I drag some friends from the following circle to the Fish circle, and my friends will be in both circles because G+ lets you add a person to multiple circles.

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After creating a circle, you may no longer have the need for it and want to delete it. Below are the steps for deleting a circle.

1. Open your circle page. At the bottom are all your circles. Click on the name of the circle you want to delete. For example, I want to delete my Fish circle which I just created above. I click on my Fish circle.

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2. Now, my circle appears like this.  Next, I click on the trash can icon, and the fish circle will disappear.

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People can’t see what circles you add them to. You can post an update to a circle, and only people in that circle can see your post. Circles may be confusing at first, but in time you will know how to create and manage them effectively.

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