Help people find & connect with you by phone number

You can change your settings to help people who have your phone number find and connect with you on Google services, like Hangouts or Google+.

To use these settings, make sure your My Account "Phone" page shows your current phone number.

Help others connect with you on Google using your number

You can make it easy for people who have your phone number to get in touch with you across Google services. For example, friends can send you a message or photo without having your email address or other contact information.

To help people get in touch by using your phone number, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the My Account "Phone" page.
  2. Next to "Help people who have your number connect with you across Google services," check the box.

Note: If you turn on this setting but not the one below, people who use your number to connect with you might not see other personal information.

Help others find your personal information on Google using your number

In addition, you can help people who have your phone number find your name, photo, and other information you've made visible on Google. For example, friends can see information like your name and photo when they use your number to send you a message or photo.

To help people find you by using your phone number, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the My Account "Phone" page.
  2. Next to "Also help them find your name, photo, and other information that you've made visible on Google," check the box. (Important: Turning on this setting will also turn on the setting above.)

When this setting isn't checked, people might not be able to use your phone number to find your name, photo, or other information you've made visible.

When changes take effect
Changes to these settings might take a day or two to go into effect.
If you share your phone number on About me or Google+

Turning on these settings won't make your phone number publicly visible. If you share your phone number with certain people on your "About me" page or Google+ profile, those people can still find you by using that phone number.

Learn how to choose who can see your phone number and other information about you across Google services.

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