Start integrating Google+ into your Android app

Before you can start integrating Google+ features in your own app, you must create a Google API Console project and add Google Sign-In to your app. The steps on this page do just that. The next steps then describe how to integrate Google+ features into your app.

Step 1: Add Google Sign-In

Before you begin using Google+ in your Android app, follow all of the steps to Start Integrating Google Sign-In into your Android App.

Step 2: Enable the Google+ API

If you followed the steps above to add Google Sign-In to your app, you have already created a project in Google API Console. Now enable the Google+ API for that project to access Google+ features.

  1. Go to the Google API Console APIs library .
  2. From the project drop-down, select the project you previously created.
  3. In the list of Google APIs, search for the Google+ API service.
  4. Select Google+ API from the results list.
  5. Select Enable API.

When the process completes, Google+ API appears in the list of enabled APIs. To access, select APIs & Services on the left sidebar menu, then select the Enabled APIs tab.

Next steps

Now that you have enabled the Google+ API, you can Create interactive posts.

Frequently asked questions

How do I continue to support older platforms, such as Eclair (v2.0)?

Check system version at runtime, and only call GoogleApiClient if the version is Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher.

if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.GINGERBREAD) {
    // Make the call to GoogleApiClient
}
How do I debug my Google+ integration?

By enabling logging, you can diagnose network issues when working with the Google APIs.

To enable logging, run the following command:

adb shell setprop log.tag.GooglePlusPlatform VERBOSE

To disable logging, run the following command:

adb shell setprop log.tag.GooglePlusPlatform ""

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