Change your privacy and other settings

You can choose whether or not to make your game activity public, sign in to games automatically, or change other settings.

Make your gamer profile public

If you make your gamer profile public, other gamers can see your game activity:

  • Your Gamer ID shows in leaderboards
  • Other players can see your profile, including your gamer ID, avatar, level, and achievements
  • Your profile shows games you have from Google Play

On an Android phone or tablet

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. At the top, tap More Moreand then Settings.
  3. Turn on Public gamer profile.

On Android TV

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. In the sidebar, select Settings and then Gamer Profile.
  3. Select Next.
  4. When you see “Allow others to see your gaming activity?” select Allow or Don’t allow.

Note: When you play a game with your Gamer ID, the game developer receives information about your activity and purchases in the game. Game developers use this info to provide and improve their games. To learn more about how developers use this info, check the game developer’s privacy policy.

Let people find your Gamer ID using your name or email address

You can let other players find your Gamer ID by searching for it with your email address or name. If you turn this setting on, players in your Google+ circles or contacts may also be able to see your name.

On an Android phone or tablet

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. At the top, tap More Moreand then Settings.
  3. Turn on Games profile discoverability.

On Android TV

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. In the sidebar, select Settings and then Gamer Profile.
  3. Select Next.
  4. When you see “Allow others to discover your Gamer ID using your email address or name?” select Allow or Don’t allow.

Change notification settings for your games

Note: Settings can vary by device. For your device's details, contact your device manufacturer.

Option 1: In your Settings app

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then Notifications.
  3. Under "Recently sent," see apps that recently sent you notifications.
    • You can turn off all notifications for a listed app.
    • To pick specific categories of notifications, tap the app's name.
    • To see more apps, tap See all from last 7 days. To sort by Most recent or Most frequent, tap them.

If you don't see "Recently sent," you're using an older Android version. Instead, tap App notifications and tap an app. You can turn notifications, notification dots, and notification categories on or off. If an app has categories, you can tap a category for more options.

Option 2: On a notification

  • After you swipe down from the top of your screen, drag the notification slightly right or left, and then tap Settings Settings.
  • From a notification dot, touch and hold the app, and then tap Info Information.

Option 3: In the certain app

Many apps let you control notifications from a settings menu in the app. For example, an app could have a setting to choose the sound that app's notifications make.

Sign in to games automatically

You can sign in to supported games automatically to save your progress and earn achievements. You’ll be signed in to your current games and any future games that you play.

On an Android phone or tablet

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. At the top, tap More Moreand then Settings.
  3. Turn on Sign in to games automatically.
  4. To sign in to new games with your current account, turn on Use this account to sign in.

On Android TV

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. In the sidebar, select Settings and then Gamer Profile.
  3. Select Next.
  4. When you see “Automatically sign in to supported games?” select Allow or Don’t Allow.

Tip: If you want to sign-in to a different Google Account for a game, sign out of that game and sign back in.

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