TIPS: Adding Google+ Short Cut to Desktop (iPhone)

July 4, 2011

Well… it seems that Google may have finally got it right with their new Social Media application, Google+ (or… Google Plus depending on your preference).  It is taking the Social world by storm in a way that its failed predecessor, Google Wave never did.

Google is promising a native app in the future, but for now, their clear stake in the Android platform makes that promise a little shaky at best.  For those of us on the iPhone, however, using the mobile site to access G+ is a bit of a pain… however making a shortcut straight to your desktop is a quick way of mimicking the behavior of a native app.

These steps are not new, but are worth repeating, and obviously, this works for any site you may want to visit via the Safari app.

1) Visit http://m.google.com/plus and enter your credentials.

Google+ app on iPhone


Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

2) Once the app loads, hit the action button at the bottom of the screen.

3) When the Action Menu appears press the Add to Home Screen button

Create Link to Home Page

4) Enjoy a not-so-native app for (but quick link to…) Google+.


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