How To Use Google+ Sparks

One other thing you may have noticed about Google+ that you don’t see on Facebook is Sparks. You may be wondering then, what these “sparks” are for and when you would use them. Let’s shed some light on them.

I. Setup Some Spark Topics

1. From the Google+ home page, click on Sparks at the left under your Circles in your Stream.

2. You can then choose from the categories that Google has already setup, or you can type any keyword into the search box at the top and then hit enter.

3. It will present you with a list of stories that that keyword brings up. If you like the kinds of stories that are coming up, then click the Add Interest button underneath the search box to add it to your Sparks.

4. Repeat this until you have a nice list of Sparks you find interesting.

II. Using Sparks

1. Now, whenever you feel the hankering to check out stories about a specific topic, just click on that topic under your Sparks on the left on your homepage.

2. You can then browse the stories and click on ones to read more, you can also share them easily with your Google+ followers by clicking Share under the post excerpt (remember to also use those circles to share the story with people you think might be interested).

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  5. chrlim52 says:

    can’t find the sparks button under the circles

  6. Debwltrs says:

    I don’t have the sparks feature…How do you add this feature????

  7. Debwltrs says:

    I don’t have the sparks feature…How do you add this feature????

  8. Debwltrs says:

    I’m sure people will figure out how to use the Sparks feature. But first things first, where the hell is the Sparks feature???? Nobody seems to know the answer to this question…Anyone???? I know I don’t have this feature so please answer me on how to add this feature. I don’t wanna know how to use it, I wanna know where it is first. And please don’t tell me where it is located because I know its not located anywhere on my account/profile…

    • Michael jackman says:

      Go to the “Search google+” and type in an interest of yours, say your type in “android” you will see on the top you can click on the “Sparks” tab

  9. Debwltrs says:

    I’m sure people will figure out how to use the Sparks feature. But first things first, where the hell is the Sparks feature???? Nobody seems to know the answer to this question…Anyone???? I know I don’t have this feature so please answer me on how to add this feature. I don’t wanna know how to use it, I wanna know where it is first. And please don’t tell me where it is located because I know its not located anywhere on my account/profile…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can’t even get on Google Plus as in China.  Buggers.

  11. Cody Dembek says:

    i dont think its officially in the systems yet

  12. Michael jackman says:

    Go to the “Search google+” and type in an interest of yours, say your type in “android”  you will see on the top you can click on the “Sparks” tab

  13. tasteoflatte says:

    sparks disappeared. what happened?

  14. Anonymous says:

    It has disappeared. I added one “spark” some 4 weeks ago when G+ was in beta

    I can see that topic in my “Sparks” list at left but can not add new sparks. Plus the trick mentioned by @google-bca80b1fc5abd207692856f4cd0a831a:disqus clicking “save this search” does nothing :s

    Seems like they are working on this feature…

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