Remove someone or delete a circle

To make sure you share the right things with the right people, it's important to keep your circles up to date.

Remove someone from your circles

If someone leaves your soccer league, for example, you can remove them from your "Soccer league" circle.

Android app
  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. When you see the name appear, touch the circle button under their name. Uncheck the circles you would like to remove them from.
  4. Touch OK.
Computer
  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu.
  2. Click  People Your circles tab.
    To view who is in a circle, click that circle.
    To remove someone from a circle, click the circle to open it > the X on the upper right corner of their name tile:
Mobile browser
  1. Go to Google+.
  2. In the top left, touch the navigation menu , then touch People.
  3. Touch Your circles.
  4. Touch the card for the circle you want to remove someone from.
  5. Touch the button with the name of the circle. Uncheck the circles you want to remove that person from.
  6. Touch Done.
iPhone/iPad app
  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon .
  2. Touch the menu icon  and select People.
  3. Touch the search icon  at the top and then type the person's name. When you see the name appear, touch the circle button next to their name.
  4. Uncheck the circles you would like to remove them from.

Delete a circle

If you find that there's a circle you rarely use, you might want to delete it entirely.

Android app
  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon .
  2. Touch the down arrow  near the upper right corner (it's under the bell icon).
  3. Touch My Circles > the circle you want to delete.
  4. Touch the person list icon  at the top right.
  5. Touch the menu icon  or button > Delete circle.
Desktop computer
  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu. Click People.
  2. Click Your circles at the top.
  3. Click the circle you want to delete.
  4. A trash can icon Delete will appear on the circle. Click it.
Mobile browser
You can't delete a circle using a mobile web browser yet, but desktop computer instructions are above.
iPhone/iPad app
  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. Touch the menu icon  and select People.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom box titled Your circles.
  4. Touch the circle you want to delete > gear icon  at the top right.
  5. Touch Delete Circle at the bottom.

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