Using Google+ Circles in your Contact Manager

If you’re a Google+ user, your circles will be displayed below your custom contact groups in the Contact Manager. This way, you can easily see who’s in your circles from within the Contact Manager, and what contact information you have for them, all in a convenient list. The circles your contacts are in will be displayed on the same line as the contact’s name.

To change the circle memberships for many contacts at once, use the circle editor in Google+.

In some cases, you may see a contact duplicated within a circle. This happens when two existing contacts both contain an email address or profile link that points to a single profile. You can merge duplicate contacts.

If you delete a contact who's in one of your circles, the contact information will be deleted; however, this person will still appear within the Circles section of your Contact Manager, or if you search for them. To completely remove that person from Circles, you can either remove them from Google+, or remove them from your Contact Manager by following these steps:

  1. Within your Gmail Contacts Manager, click Circles on the left side.
  2. Click the name of the person you'd like to remove from your circles. Under the "Connected profiles" section, click the green button that shows which circles the person is in.
  3. Uncheck the circles the person is included in.