The basic paradigm of Circles is that you'd typically put people in different circles, depending on how you know them, or what your interests are.
Getting StartedYou'll see Circles on the navigation ribbon to the left-hand side of Google+. If it's not there, it's hiding away under "More".
|Look for this icon in your navigation ribbon|
|Circles, lots of circles|
Adding people to your Circles
Organising Your Circles
Start off simple
- Co workers
Filter by CirclesNow that your circles are nice and tidy, you can filter your stream by circles on the desktop and on the mobile app.
Filtering on the desktop
|You can customise the list by reordering your circles|
Filtering on your mobile device (Android)Filtering is easy on mobile devices too! Just tap the "All circles" drop-down menu to see all the circles you've created, as well as the Nearby and What's Hot streams.
|Circles Selection on Android|
Fine-Tune Your Circle Streams
If you still want to see a circle's content in your Home stream but want to see more or fewer posts, select the relevant option in the "Amount: More" menu. To go back to the default, just select "Standard".
It is also possible to be notified when a person or page in the circle shares, just select "Get notified about new posts". I'd use this option on circles with fewer people in, or with people that post less frequently but have share quality content.
|Sharing a circle is easy, and quite useful (when used right)|