How to embed a GooglePlus Collection (sort of)


+Google+ does not currently allow you to embed a Collection, or a Community or Posts come to that. If fact successful +Google+ embed offerings are currently limited to Badges (Profile or Community).


That's pretty unacceptable and I'm hoping that there's a Dev hidden away somewhere who's currently working to rectify that, but in the meantime what are the best options for embedding Google+ posts?

Well as Google have no current options I'm using the social platform that currently holds the embedding crown: Twitter!

Twitter has a number of publish / embed options for streams.

  • Moments - You can only embed public / published moments.
  • Timelines - Which you can make in Tweetdeck
  • Personal timelines, Lists, or Search results.
    You can publish complete streams too obviously, but that's not what I'm focusing on: here we are talking about embedding selective content from a user. A "Collection". 
Firstly I should point out that all my non-community, public Google+ content is published to my Twitter account automatically a short time after I post it on Google+ using FriendsPlus.me (affiliate link) which is a service I've used for years and highly recommend. If you are not "pushing" posts to Twitter you will need to post tweets with links to your Google+ posts manually.

Twitter users will tend to feel that going FROM Google+ TO Twitter is the wrong way round, but because of Twitter's character limit Tweeting the "Title" of your Google+ post with a link to read the full post makes much more sense. Optionally I can also "push" to Facebook and LinkedIn but do not do that often TBH.

So as all my public Collection posts go to Twitter it's just a matter of curating the collection posts into an embeddable Twitter formate.

Below is my "Not Instagram" Google+ Collection - Which I curate into a Twitter Moment.


Another example would be embedding the +Happening London "London People" Collection. 

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