Google+ Community Sort Order

Did you know the default sort order for Google+ communities is no longer chronological? You might have noticed that some older posts are being displayed above newer posts. If you aren’t happy with that, then help is at hand, because there is a very simple way to change it.

TRANSCRIPT

“Hello and welcome to another episode of DID YOU KNOW?

Now today I am going to talk about a very important aspect of Google+ communities. A while ago – not that long ago – Google did an update to the sort order for communities. Previously everything was chronological, so you would see the most recent stuff first at the top of the page. But they have changed it and now there is an algorithm and the default sort order is now top posts. Which means the algorithm determines what is relevant for you to see. Okay?

That ins’t necessarily what you want in every single community. It might work for you, it might not. But thankfully you can change the sort order and it’s really simple to do.

So here I am looking at the Google+ Help community. A very useful one in fact. All you have to do is click on the three dots in the corner and then select Preferences… and then the middle option here ‘Sort by top posts or most recent’. You just click that and select the one you want. And when you close that it refreshes and reorders the posts.

It’s as simple as that. Thanks for watching. Goodbye!”

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