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Touring Google+

Waiting for our invite to be processed, eWEEK takes the interactive video tour, which highlights the components that make up Google+.

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Social Circles

Circles make it easy to put people in a group and begin sharing info. Users can enter friends names and email addresses to add them to a Circle.

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Drag-and-Drop

Dragging and dropping profiles in Circles is an easy way to add people to a group.

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Giving Off Sparks

Sparks is a sort of news feed/topic generation tool.

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Sparks in Action

Behold! A list of interests in a user's profile.

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Streaming

The social status update stream in Google+ allows users to add photos, videos, links and their location.

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Hangouts

Users can join Hangouts to conduct video chats with friends in a Circle.

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Huddle Up

The Huddle feature enables group messaging.

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Photo, Video Uploads

Upload lets users add photos and videos from their mobile phones.

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Video Tour

Take this brief video tour of Google+ to better familiarize yourself with how it works.

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Mobile App

Google+ came to the Android Market for Android smartphones and tablets today. It's expected to hit Apple's App Store later.

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Busted

However, after we downloaded it, we received a message saying we weren't able to access the app yet. Here's what the app looks like in this photo, and in this video.

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Tapping Picasa

So, we received our invitation as we were compiling this preview. We logged in and were greeted with this offer. Where does Google+ get all of those photos? By linking users' Picasa accounts, of course!

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Welcome

Here is what an official Google+ landing screen looks like. Stay tuned for more Google+ from eWEEK this week!

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