Help people find & connect with you by phone number

You can help people who have your phone number find and connect with you on Google services.

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.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then your account and then Manage your Google Account. If you don't use Gmail, go to myaccount.google.com.
  2. At the top, tap Personal info.
  3. Under "Contact info," tap Phone.
  4. Make sure your current phone number is listed.
  5. Check the box for Help people who have your number connect with you across Google services.

If this setting is on 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.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app Gmail. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then your account and then Manage your Google Account. If you don't use Gmail, go to myaccount.google.com.
  2. At the top, tap Personal info.
  3. Under "Contact info," tap Phone.
  4. Make sure your current phone number is listed.
  5. Check the box for Also help them find your name, photo, and other information that you've made visible on Google.
    • Turning on this setting will also turn on Help people who have your number connect with you across Google services.

If this setting is off, 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

Turning on these settings won't make your phone number publicly visible. You can share your phone number with certain people in the About me section of your Google Account.

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

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