Find & add people to circles

Share the right things with the right people, just like in real life. For example:

  • Share jokes and secrets with your Best friends circle
  • Put your most professional side forward when you post to your Work circle
  • Show your team spirit with posts to your Sports fanatics circle

Find & add people

Android app

Find people you may know

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon .
  2. Touch the people icon  at the top right.
  3. Touch Add to add someone to a circle.
  4. To find just your coworkers or classmates, touch See more people and pages and scroll down to the Get more suggestions box.

Find a specific person

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon .
  2. Touch the people icon  at the top right.
  3. Touch the search icon  at the top and then type the person's name.
Computer

Find people you may know

  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu. Click People.
  2. Browse the suggestions and place your cursor over the Add button to add people to a circle.
  3. To find additional people, click Find coworkers or Find classmates.
Find people now

Find a specific person

  1. Go to Google+.
  2. In the search box at the top of the page, type the person's name. When the person you're looking for appears, click their name.
  3. From their profile page, place your cursor over the Add to circles or Follow button > click a circle name.
Mobile browser

Find and add people you may know

  1. Open Google+.
  2. In the top left, touch the menu icon  > People.
  3. Browse the suggestions and touch Add to add people to circles.

Find and add a specific person

  1. Open Google+.
  2. In the top left, touch the menu icon  > Search.
  3. Near the top of the screen, touch the search box.
  4. Type the person’s name into the search field.
  5. Touch the text next to "View results for" and select People and pages.
  6. Results will appear below. Touch one to visit their profile or page.
iOS app

Find people you may know

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon .
  2. Touch the menu icon  and select People.
  3. Touch Add to add someone to a circle.
  4. To find just your coworkers or classmates, scroll down to the Get more suggestions box.

Find a specific person

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon .
  2. Touch the menu icon  and select People.
  3. Touch the search icon  at the top, then type the person's name.

What happens when you add someone to a circle

  • When you add someone to a circle, they may receive a notification that you've added them. They won’t see the name of the circle you’ve added them to.
  • The person or page you added will be able to see anything that you previously shared with that circle. If that person adds you to their circles, posts you've shared with them may appear on their Home page.
  • People you add may also be able to use Hangouts with you. Learn who can use Hangouts with you.

Visibility of circles

Limits on circles

  • You can add up to 5,000 profiles and pages across all of your circles.
  • There is a daily limit for how many people and pages you can add to your circles. If you reach the limit, just wait a day to add more people or pages.