Start G+ is a Google Chrome extension that adds useful features to the Google+ social network. It allows you to easily import your photos from Facebook, as well as post to Facebook and Twitter within Google+. It is designed to make the process of transitioning from Facebook and Twitter to Google+ as smooth as possible.
After installing, you won’t notice anything different until you visit Google+: there should be a new Gmail notification icon, as well as small Facebook and Twitter buttons in the top right. You will of course need to sign in to Facebook and Twitter to “Post status updates & see your feed.” There’s also a drop down menu that includes three options: Completely Disable Facebook Features, Completely Disable Twitter Featues, and Turn Off Gmail Notifier.
If you visit startgoogleplus.com after installing the extension, you can choose to import your photos from Facebook. The photo importer syncs photos from Facebook and displays the photos in a slideshow format as they are imported to allow you to monitor the progress.
- Put your Facebook and Twitter streams inside your Google+ stream, complete with Stream links on the side, as well as rich media.
- Automatically post to Facebook and Twitter whenever you share something on Google+ (you can turn this on/off from within the share window in Google+).
- Add a Gmail inbox notifier to the top bar. Clicking on the Gmail icon shows a menu with unread messages that lets you access your emails directly inside Google+.
- Visit startgoogleplus.com to transfer or sync your photos from Facebook. If you don’t have Google+, you’ll be offered a Google+ invite.