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How To Switch Between Google Plus Personal and Brand Pages

How Do You Switch Between Personal and Brand Pages?

You may have heard the news… Google Plus now offers businesses a chance to get in on the action with “Brand” pages. I was among the first to try out this new feature by going to https://plus.google.com/pages/create — I created the MarketMeSuite page.  It immediately said that I was now signed in and using Google Plus as that page:

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I pressed OK, did a few things, and then signed out. When I returned, I came back in as my normal Goole Plus account.  But I was dumbfounded… How on earth was I to switch back to my brand page? The answer isn’t that obvious, as there is only one small place that you can switch between, and it isn’t where you’d think it would be. I had assumed it would be in settings, but it’s not.

It’s the Timeline…

You have to be in your home timeline, circled below, and then click on the really small arrow under your name.

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When you switch, be aware that you will be commenting and using Google Plus as that page, so if you want your own identity back make sure to go back to the home timeline for that page, and switch back to “You.”

I’ll be writing more on my impressions of the new addtion to Gplus soon, but if you were pulling your hair out like my trying to find out how to manage the page you just created, I hope this helped!

A big thank you to Extrem John B for setting me straight!

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  1. Pam says:

    Thank you… It was sooo irritating to even have to look this up!

  2. Jason says:

    They appear to have changed this again… that little arrow is no longer there for me and I’m ‘locked out’ once again.

  3. Carlos says:

    How about doin that same thing on the google plus app? Can u swittch there?

  4. Natalie says:

    Google has changed it since this blog was written. Now, go to “More” at the bottom of the lefthand column, and you can click on “Pages” from there. This will allow you to switch to your brand page.

  5. Romana says:

    I am also looking for a solution for how to switch to a brand page in the app? Does anyone know how it do it, or if it’s even possible? Thank you!

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