Google+ doesn’t give you a lot formatting options for posts. There are a few bare bones formatting tools available. Here’s a quick guide.
To make text BOLD:
- Surround the block of text you want bolded with *
Example: *FREE BEER* = FREE BEER
To make text ITALIC:
- Surround the block of text you want italicized with _
Example: _Smooth_ Moves = Smooth Moves
To STRIKETHROUGH text:
- Surround the block of text you want to strike through out with –
Example: I am -hungry- full = I am hungry full
Links added to a stream update will either automatically fetch the image or stick a thumbnail of the page you’re linking to in an attachment to the main post.