While Google+ may not always get the attention it deserves, Google this evening has announced a useful new feature for its users. In a post on the social network, Google employee Dennis Troper announced that users can now pin posts to the top of their profiles and pages.
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This feature, similar to Twitter’s pinned tweets idea, ensures that everyone who visits a person’s profile or page will see the pinned post. Users can pin all types of content, including videos, posts, and links, to their profile. The feature is accessible by clicking the drop down menu on any public post and choosing the “Pin Post” option, as shown in the screenshot above.
Pinned posts are viewable to Android and web Google+ users, with iOS support coming soon. Posts will stay pinned until you manually un-pin them.
People often have posts that they want to make sure get seen when someone visits their profile, like a great nature shot from a recent family trip. Businesses also have content they want to highlight such as photos of a new product or a trailer for an upcoming movie.
Starting today, you can pin a post to the top of your profile or page. When someone visits your page, they’ll see the pinned content first above the rest of your posts.
To pin a post, open the drop down menu on any public post when viewing the posts tab of your profile or page on a desktop browser. Desktop and Android users will see your pinned posts, with iOS support coming soon.