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Manage your Google+ profile

This article applies only if you're using a work or school account.

Google+ allows you to communicate and collaborate with your co-workers, customers, and other people outside of your organization.

You must have a Google+ profile to get started. Your administrator can create a basic one for you, or you can create it yourself. Either way, you'll want to add info to your profile to get the most from Google+ for Work.

Review the following topics to understand how to create and manage your profile.

How is Google+ different for Apps customers?

Google+ allows users within an organization’s Apps domain to:

  • Securely communicate with others in their domain.
  • Control what people outside your organization’s domain can see.
  • Integrate with your organization’s Google services, such as Calendar, Gmail, and Contacts.
  • Google+ also allows your domain administrator to create a basic Google+ profile, and perform other administrative features not available with the consumer version of Google+.
Your name, optional profile photo, tagline, and cover photo are always public (people will see these if they visit your profile page, but you can choose whether to allow search engines to index your profile). All other profile fields can be restricted to your domain, and even to specific people within the domain. You can also limit your information and posts to people in your circles or organization, or allow others outside your organization’s domain to find and view your profile. See Communicate with people outside your organization for more information.
Is my profile private?

A basic Google+ profile (such as one created by your administrator) only includes your name, which is always visible to anyone with your profile URL. You can choose whether to allow search engines to index it

If you add an (optional) profile photo, tagline, or cover photo, that information is visible to anyone with your profile URL (these fields can't be restricted to the organization’s domain). All other profile fields can be restricted to your organization’s domain, and even to specific people within the domain. See Communicate with people outside your organization for more information.

Do I have a Google+ profile already?

Your G Suite administrator can create a basic profile for you that includes your name and date of birth (if your administrator entered your birth date, it’s only visible to you). But your administrator can’t change or add anything else.  Learn more about editing your profile, or take a tour of Google+ for more information.

If your G Suite administrator created a basic Google+ profile for you, sign in to your Gmail account and follow the instructions in your welcome email. 

You can also sign in to your Google+ home page directly using the same username and password that you enter for Gmail or other G Suite. If your basic profile appears, your administrator may have started it for you. 

If you didn’t get a welcome email, or if your profile doesn’t appear, you must create your own profile, as described in the following section.
Create a Google+ profile

To create a Google+ profile:

  1. Sign in to your G Suite account.
  2. Click your username and Join Google+.
  3. Follow the instructions to add profile information such as an (optional) profile picture, people, and things you know.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Continue to update your profile and pages.
Update your Google+ profile and pages

To make sure Google+ works the way you do. Get started with the following resources:

Communicate with people outside your organization

Google+ lets you limit your communication with people inside your organization’s domain, or you can choose to communicate with others.See Is my profile private? for more information.

Choose who can see sections of your Google+ profile

While your name, profile photo, tagline, and cover photo are always public, many parts of your profile can be set to only be shared with certain people. Learn more

Limit who can interact with you and your posts

You can choose what you share on your Google+ profile using your profile settings. Learn more

Change your profile’s search results setting

By default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google and other search engines to index your profile. Learn more

Why can't I change my Google+ Profile name?

If you use G Suite for work or school, you may need permission from your administrator. Contact your administrator to request a name change.

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