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Google+ is now available for Stern and NYU accounts. 

Google+ is an optional service you must activate in order to use.  Google+ is a consumer Google service and subject to Google's privacy policy.  Please read the Google+ Usage Information page before activating your account.

To activate your Google + account:
  • From any Stern Google App window, click on the "You+" link on the upper left
  • Confirm your name is correct as shown
  • Select the appropriate gender
  • Enter the Month, day, and year of your birth
  • Click the "Upgrade" button on the lower left
Note: Entering a birth date that is less than 13 years ago will result in your account being locked. If your account becomes locked, please contact the Stern IT Help Desk at (212) 998-0180 or at 

Detailed guide with pictures available here.

Google+ on the go

To install Google+ on your iOS or Android Device, search for "Google Plus" from the App Store or Google Play Store, respectively and install the application.  If you are on your mobile device, click here to download for your iPhone/iPad or click here to download for your Android device.

Google+ Nicknames

Add a nickname to your profile


  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon > touch your photo in the top left corner.
  2. Touch the menu icon/button  > Edit name.
  3. Touch More options > touch Nickname.
  4. Type the name you want to add > choose how you want your name to show on your profile > Save in the top right corner.


  1. Open Google+ and select Profile from the drop-down menu in the top left corner. Profile
  2. Click on your name > click More options > click the “Nickname” box and enter your nickname.
  3. Click the drop-down menu next to “Display name as” and choose your preferred option.
  4. Click Save in the lower right corner of the box.

Mobile web

You can’t add a nickname on mobile web just yet. Please use the Google+ app or a desktop computer.


  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon > touch the menu icon in the upper left corner. 
  2. Touch your picture at the top of the screen > touch the gear icon in the top right corner. 
  3. Touch Edit name > More options.
  4. Touch the box that says “Nickname” > enter your nickname.
  5. Under “Display name as,” touch the dot to the left of your preferred name > Save in the top right corner.