New Google+ 'PG-13' feature allows you to restrict posts from minors or readers in foreign lands

A new feature has just launched for Google's social networking service Google+ that allows you to restrict your posts based on your audience's age or location. This way, you can set filters for the content you create to make sure it's not viewable by children, or that you can share your Google+ posts to your peers without the peering eyes of parents. Businesses can also use the new feature to restrict content based on where they want promotions to happen.

"Google+ now enables both pages and profiles to restrict their content based on user age and location," Google announced.

You can now decide that only users 18+ or 21+ should be able to see your posts. You can also specify ages on a country-by-country basis if you need something more custom.

To make the changes, Google advises you to visit your page and profile settings, choosing "Audience," and then making the appropriate changes there.

Is this a feature you'll be using often to regain control of how you share and with whom you share with?

Source: Yonatan Zunger

Chuong H Nguyen
  • Like that tinder article jk jk Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or Galaxy S5
  • It's not my responsibility to keep other people's kids from seeing my posts. Posted via Android Central App
  • +googol Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or Galaxy S5
  • Haha +googol Posted with my Nexus 7 2012 or Moto X via the Android Central App
  • So... You walk around naked in public? Or are you just a lazy liberal douche? Posted via Android Central App- Via HTC One
  • I'm a Republican and he does have a point. This is needed because of a general lack of parenting going on in America right now. Because the lack of Family Values we have to be responsible for other peoples kids. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or maybe it's just a common courtesy for people who don't want swearing in their feed. Me personally, I don't care. But I've gotten blocked by a couple of people for this reason :)
  • Well those people need to stop being so sensitive. :D Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or Galaxy S5
  • Right, I could make a racist or sexist joke and say the same thing. Everyone has their own threshold of what they personally find offensive. So if there's a way to flag posts in such a way that people have more control over what they're seeing, so much the better. Then I can say what I want, without people getting butt hurt over it. I'm still hoping they'll add a feature where you can auto-mute posts with certain hash tags. That would be awesome.
  • Yeah I realize my post was in bad taste, I normally don't resort to personal name calling, maybe it is just my cold talking, don't know. But my 12 year old started reading YouTube comments, mm'kay... Posted via Android Central App- Via HTC One
  • This is true. This is just censorship masked as something else. Sad stuff really Posted via the Android Central App
  • If you think this is censorship then you have absolutely NO idea what censorship is or means. Is it censorship if I set my post to only be viewable by my "Close Friends" circle? Of course not. If I choose to make a post not viewable by people under 13, that's not censorship, that's my friggin decision. Jesus friggin Christ, get a grip you paranoid nutbags.
  • What a irresponsible statement, this mechanism is not only to protect the interest of other minors but your own as well.
  • Hahaha. No teenager goes on Google+. And I'm just barely out of my teens myself. I know the scene quite well. This is a useless waste of resources for this update. Posted via Android Central App
  • Zig's right, there are absolutely no teens on G+. Not counting the teens that use G+.
  • Clearly you haven't actually been on Google+. Teens infect everything. Posted via Android Central App
  • I have 5 children from 6 - 18. They all have laptops, Gmail Accounts(*), they all have G+ accounts, they use video hangouts and live on YouTube. (I control the passwords and the safety settings) Though they might not be sending emails and surfing the web like adults, even the strictest of family settings using Google does not stop my children from inadvertently getting into inappropriate stuff. I still have added OpenDNS filtering and other mechanisms to keep my house network safe. Its a nightmare but we live in a electronic age and I want them to be in the social loop but it has to be controlled. I believe in the freedom of information but I also believe in parental control and the protection of minors against information that is not age suitable. If their is mechanisms that can protect pictures or my words when I upload which is age appropriate why would you not want to use it?
    (*) I created Gmail and G+ accounts from when these services started. It allows me to tag kids photos to their email address so when they grow up they have all their photos and stuff I shared in a profile for them. Its my electronic gift.
  • Coming soon. Fahrenheit 451 II: eBook Boogaloo. Posted from my LG LS970 via "The Force"
  • Love the picture of Phil at the actual moment of his birth there.
    I'm not sure that's PG-13.
  • Since Google won't allow anyone under a certain age from creating a Google account (and therefore a Google+ profile), I'm not sure I really see where this is helpful.....
  • So kids can use this to keep their parents from "prying on them?" Kids under 18 should NOT have the ability to do this! As a parent I do closely monitor everything my kids do online. This is not because I want to control them, but rather to protect them. Kids at that age aren't wise enough yet to know when to not say something that might be hurtful. Or they may not realize that what they want to say will be hurtful in the first place. Posted via Android Central App
  • The sheer amount of people with the name Muhammad I have following me is absolutely crazy.