4 ways to format Google+ posts and standout

Learn how to format Google+ posts and add appeal to your posts so that you stand-out. 

While current social trends  suggest that Google+ is still in second place behind Facebook in terms of growth, one area where Google+ beats Facebook is in the ability to add different types of formatting to your Google+ posts.

On Google+, you can add four types of formatting to your posts.

  1. Bold
  2. Italics
  3. Strikethrough
  4. Combination

Learning how to format takes just a couple of minutes and can come in handy when you’re sharing something important and you want to add emphasis to it.

To format Google+ posts, follow the instructions listed below.

4 ways to format Google+ posts

Bold

How to bold Google+ posts:

Add * around the words you want to make bold. For example, *format Google+ posts* would produce format Google+ posts.



Format Google+ posts - bold

Italics

How to add italics to Google+ posts:

Add _ around the words you want to make italics. For example, _format Google+ posts_ would produce format Google+ posts.

Format Google+ posts - italics

Strikethrough

How to add strikethrough Google+ posts: 

Add – around the words you want to strikethrough. For example, -format Google+ posts- would produce format Google+ posts.

Format Google+ posts - strikethrough

Combination

How to combine formatting on Google+ posts: 

Add each individual item in a post. For example, *format google+ posts* it is -difficult- _easy_ to do! would produce format Google+ posts it is difficult easy.

Format Google+ posts - combined

Formatting Google+ posts on mobile

One other great thing about Google+ is that you can format Google+ posts on mobile devices using the same instructions, which can save you time.

While formatting your Google+ posts won’t guarantee that you will get more +1’s and clicks on your content, it can help your content stand-out from the crowd when so many other updates are being shared.

Your turn

What other formatting would you like to see available in Google+? Let me know in the comments below.