How To Create A Meme The Easy Way With Google+

create a meme with google+

Did you know that you could easily create a meme using Google+? It only takes a few simple steps and you can create a piece of potentially viral content.

First, let’s define what a meme is:

meme /mēm/

  • An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
  • An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

Well, that doesn’t really tell us a whole lot. Here’s my working definition of a meme:

meme – A funny picture that includes an equally (or more) funny caption. (Better meme definition here.)

Here’s an example:

apple maps iphone 5 meme

Take an image, throw a funny caption on it and tah-dah! You have a meme! Let’s not overcomplicate things.

How to Do It

Google+ has an onslaught of great photo editing tools, but this one tool makes it super easy to create a quick meme yourself! Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Start a new Google+ post and upload an image to it.
  2. Hit the little “text” icon underneath the photo once it uploads.
  3. Write your hilarious caption.
  4. Hit “Share”.

Congratulations! You’ve just created a meme! It’s that easy with Google+! Here’s one I made with the same baby image I used for the top of this post:

baby google+ meme

Not too shabby! And just an FYI– the photo doesn’t have to be beautifully Photoshopped beforehand. That’s just something I had to do because I’m OCD.

*Note: This function is not available on the Google+ mobile app.

Pro Tips

A few Pro Tips to make it sure it looks great:

  • Stick to only the top and bottom lines. Only use the middle if it doesn’t get in the way of the image.
  • Try not to make it too long, less than 7 words per line.

So go grab a funny photo, think up something quirky and witty to caption it with and post it! Then tag me in the post, +Dustin W. Stout, so that I can see it too!