Find & add people to circles

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

  • 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  .
  2. Touch the People icon  at the top right.
  3. Touch Add to add someone to a circle.
  4. To find your colleagues or classmates only, touch See more people and pages and scroll down to the Get more suggestions box.

Find a specific person

  1. Open the Google+ app  .
  2. Touch the People icon  at the top right.
  3. Touch the Search icon  at the top and then type in 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 colleagues or Find classmates.
Find people now

Find a specific person

  1. Go to Google+.
  2. Type the person's name into the search box at the top of the page. 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 web (choose this if you use Google+ on your mobile device's browser)

Find people you may know

  1. Go to plus.google.com in your mobile web browser.
  2. Touch the Menu icon  at the top left and select People.
  3. Browse the suggestions and touch Add to add people to circles.

Find a specific person

  1. Go to plus.google.com in your mobile web browser.
  2. Touch the Menu icon  at the top left and select People.
  3. Touch the Search icon  at the top and then type the person's name into the search box. Touch the Search icon .
iOS app

Find people you may know

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

Find a specific person

  1. Open the Google+ app  .
  2. Touch the Menu icon  and select People.
  3. Touch the Search icon  at the top, then type in 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 that you’ve added them to.
  • The person or page that you've added will be able to see anything that you previously shared with that circle. If that person adds you to their circles, posts that you've shared with them may appear on their Homepage.
  • 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 the number of people and pages that you can add to your circles. If you reach the limit, just wait a day to add more people or pages.