Change your Google+ notification settings

Google+ notifications let you know about things like photos, messages, events, or other things that are shared with you or that might interest you. For example, you might be notified if someone +1’s your photo, comments after you on a post, or invites you to an event. You might also see notifications about product updates.

You can see your Google+ notifications using the notification icon  in the mobile app or on the web, and you can also choose to receive these notifications via email, text message, and push notification.

Control which types of notifications you get

You can't turn all notifications off, but you can turn off email, SMS, and push notifications.

Tip: Use a computer
Some notifications, like those sent via email, can only be turned off using a computer.

Android app

Turn push notifications on or off for the Android app by changing these settings.

  1. Open the Google+ app .
  2. Touch the menu button/ iconmenuand select Settings.
  3. Touch the account name.
  4. Touch Notifications.
  5. Check or uncheck the types of notifications you'd like to receive.
Computer

Turn email notifications on or off

  1. Go to your Google+ Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the "Receive notifications" section and click each heading to open that section.
  3. Check or uncheck the types of notifications you'd like to receive.

Turn SMS or push notifications on or off

  1. Go to your Google+ Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the "Notification delivery" section.
  3. Under the "Phone" section, choose one of these options:
    • Push notifications
    • SMS notifications
    • Don't notify me
Mobile browser
These settings aren't available using a mobile browser, but you can do this on a computer.
iOS app

Turn push notifications on or off for the iOS app by changing these settings.

  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the menu icon  and then the gear icon .
  3. Select Notifications.
  4. For each type of notification, turn the switch off or on.

Choose who can notify you by contacting you directly

For example, you might only want to receive notifications about posts shared with you from people who are in your circles. 

Note: You may still see notifications from people outside this setting for posts that you are involved with. For example, you might be notified if someone outside this setting comments on something you post or if they comment after you on a post.

Android app
  1. Open the Google+ app.
  2. Touch the menu button/ iconmenu > Settings.
  3. Under "Account Settings", touch the account you want to update.
  4. Touch Notifications.
  5. Touch Who can notify me. Choose from these options:
    • Extended circles: people in your circles plus the people in their circles.
    • Public: anyone.
    • Your circles: people in your circles.
    • Only you: only see notifications about posts that you are involved with, like if someone comments on something you post.
    • Or pick people and circles: choose specific people, some of your circles, or a combination.
Computer
  1. Go to your Google+ Settings.
  2. Next to Who can send you notifications, click the drop-down menu. Choose one of these options:
    • Extended circles: people in your circles plus the people in their circles.
    • Anyone
    • Your circles: people in your circles.
    • Only you: only see notifications about posts that you are involved with, like if someone comments on something you post.
    • Custom: choose specific people, some of your circles, or a combination.
Mobile browser
This setting isn't available using a mobile browser, but you can do this on a computer.
iOS app
  1. Open the Google+ app .
  2. Touch the menu icon  and then the gear icon .
  3. Select Notifications.
  4. At the bottom of the page, under "Who can notify me", choose from the list of people and circles.
    • Leave it blank ("Only you"): delete everything in the field at the top to only see notifications about posts that you are involved with, like if someone comments on something you post.
    • Public: Anyone
    • Your circles: people in your circles.
    • Extended circles: People in your circles plus the people in their circles.
  5. Touch the check mark at the top right when you're done.

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Change your email notification delivery address (Computer only)

You can update your delivery email address to one that you regularly check. People will also be able to find and connect with you on Google+ using the email addresses you add.

  1. Go to your Google+ Settings.
  2. Under Notification delivery, click Add email address.
  3. Enter your email address and click Add. A verification email will be sent to the email address you added. Check your email to verify your email address.
  4. Go back to your Google+ Settings and select your newly added email address to send all future notifications to that email account.