Control what others see about you across Google services
You can change what other users of Google products see about you. For instance, when you connect with people on apps like Gmail or Hangouts, you can choose to share certain additional information with them, like your birthday and phone number.
Note: Your name and photo (if you choose to add one) will be shown to other users across Google products, including when you communicate or share content.
Choose the information you share with others
- Go to About me to edit what others see about you.
- Next to the information you want to change, choose Edit .
- To save your changes, select OK.
You can choose to show or hide certain information to other users of Google products. Some of the things you can change include:
- Your birthday
- Your gender
- Employment info, like where you work
- Personal contact info, like your phone number
- Work contact info, like your work email
- Places you've visited
- Education info
The following information might be shown to people you contact or share with:
- Your name
- Display photo
- Cover photo
- Your email address
More details about your name & photo
- The name and photo on your "About me" page will show up in Google products that use this information from your Google Account. If you use a different name or profile photo in certain Google products, you might continue to see them there.
- Changes you make to your "About me" photo can be viewed by other users across Google products, including when you communicate or share content.
Google uses this information to help other users of Google products (like Hangouts, Gmail, and Maps) learn more about you and easily get in touch. For example, when you're having a conversation with someone on the Gmail or Hangouts app, they can click or tap your display photo, which shows the contact details you've decided to share.
You can use the "Preview" feature to see how your information might appear to others who have permission to see it.
Preview how your information shows up
- Sign in to About me.
- On the top left, select the Menu Preview. A panel will appear with your information organized in cards.
- To close this view, click or tap outside the panel.
Other users who are looking at your information in an app might see different content than what's shown here. What they see depends on a few things, including:
- What information you've shared with who
- What selection of information the app displays about you
More details about your informationWhere this information shows up
Info you add to your Google Account can show up in a few places:
- In Google apps like Hangouts, Gmail, and Inbox.
- On Google services like Play and YouTube alongside content you share.
- On your Google+ profile, if you've created one.
Your name and photo can be viewed by other users of Google products. You can choose whether to make all other info hidden (private to you) or visible (shown to people you communicate with and alongside content you create).
Adding info to your Google Account doesn't create a public, searchable profile.
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