Stopping Event Spam with Google Plus Hangouts

When a friend Circles you on Google Plus, Google sets as default everything to “opted in”. Your friend then yells at you for spamming them which is totally unfair. Tell ’em to read this to fix it. The first thing is to go to MY CALENDARS in Google Calendar. This is linked to your Gmail account and you can get there through calendar.google.com.

Google does two things

  1. auto adds events you are invited to, to your calendar
  2. auto-updates you EVERY time that event is updated.

You can change one or both of those things.

Video – go to 09:55 for the calendar part…

STEP 1: Change Auto Add to Calendar a Google Plus Event/Hangout

Click on My Calendars (the ALL calendars area) and then click on Settings. https://www.google.com/calendar/render

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Then make sure you are on GENERAL and scroll down to this section- the default is to auto-add events to calendar.

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STEP 2: Change NOTIFICATIONS For A Google Plus Event/Hangout
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You have to do this for EACH calendar you connect to Google Plus if you are being pinged with emails and SMS messages.
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Hope this helps someone….

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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