Control what others see about you across Google services

You can make some information on your Google Account private or visible to anyone. That way, you’re in control of who views info like your birthday or phone number across Google services.

Add, edit, or remove personal info

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Your account and then Manage your Google Account. 
  3. At the top, tap Personal info and then Go to About me.
  4. Change your info:
    • Add: For each category you want to add info to, tap Add userAdd.
    • Edit: Tap the info you’d like to change and then tap Edit Edit
      • Tip: If you've changed your name recently, you might need to wait before you can change it again.
    • Remove: Tap the info you’d like to remove and then tap Remove.
  5. Follow the on-screen steps.
Tip: To change some other account info, like your password, go to your Google Account.

Choose what info to show

Your name and profile picture can be viewed by other people who use Google services, including when you communicate or share content.
Tip: For other info that you add, you can choose if it’s private or visible to anyone.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Your account and then Manage your Google Account. 
  3. At the top, tap Personal info and then Go to About me.
  4. Below a type of info, you can choose who currently sees this info.
  5. Choose one of the following:
    • To make the info private, tap Only you Private, tap to edit who can see this info
    • To make the info visible to anyone, tap Anyone People.

More details about your info

What info can be shown

Here’s some info you can show or hide to other people who use Google services:

  • Your birthday
  • Your gender
  • Employment info, like where you work
  • Personal and work contact info
  • Places you've lived
  • Education info

The following info might be shown to people you contact or share with:

  • Your name
  • Nickname
  • Profile picture
  • Cover photo
  • Your Google Account email

Tip: The name and profile picture on your "About me" page will show up in most Google services. If you use a different name or profile picture in certain Google services, you’ll still see them there.

Where this info can show up

Info in your Google Account that you make visible to Anyone can be found in a few places:
  • On Google services where you can contact other people, like Hangouts and Gmail.
  • On Google services where you create content, like Maps, Play, and YouTube.
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