Google+ post [from Electronic source using APA 6th ed.]


To locate the web address of an individual post, click on the date and time stamp beneath (or next to) the post in question to be taken to the individual status update page with its own URL. Google+ posts might be quite long, so you can use a truncated version of the update.

Standard Form

Author, Initials. [first name]. (year, month, day). Title [Google+ post]. Retrieved from web address


AmiPlanet. (2016, July 25). The Devetashka cave in Bulgaria is the region’s largest karst cave [Google+ post].

Citation in Text

Panoramic landscape views are offered (AmiPlanet, 2016) ...


  • The author's real name, if known, is provided first, followed by the author's first name in brackets, to aid retrievability. For organisations or groups, spell out the full name. 
  • If no date appears on the item you are trying to reference, insert (n.d.) where you would normally give the year.