View & edit your Google+ profile

When you update your profile, you’re helping others get to know who you are, and what you like.

And don't worry, you can choose what you share by using your profile settings. The only information you can't hide is your name, profile photo, and cover photo. Your tagline will also be public if you add one, as well as your YouTube channel if it's linked to your account.

Privacy settings

Hide or show profile information

You can choose what you share on your profile using your profile settings. That includes things like the "Basic Information" section of your profile, your profile tabs, and your community memberships. Learn how to choose how you share information on your Google+ profile.

See how your profile looks to everyone else

You can see how your profile looks to other people, which may be helpful if you choose to hide parts of your profile. Using the "View profile as" drop-down, you can make sure other people only see the information you want to share with them.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. In the top left corner, click the drop-down menu > Profile.
  3. In the upper left corner, use the "View profile as" drop-down. You can select "Yourself" or "Public." You can also type the name of someone in your circles.

Android app / iPhone/iPad app /Mobile browser

You can't view your profile as someone else on mobile just yet. Please use a computer to view your profile as someone else.

Delete your profile

If you don't want to use Google+ anymore, you can delete your profile at any time. And you'll still be able to use other Google products like Gmail and Google Search.

Go to plus.google.com/downgrade to delete your profile, or learn about deleting your Google+ profile.

Change your name or profile information

Your name

Changing your name on Google+ will change it in all Google products. Learn how to choose and edit your profile name.

Your birthday

Changing your birthday in Google+ will change your it on all Google products. Learn how to change your birthday.

Add or change your email and other contact information

Tip: If you'd like to change where your email notifications are sent, you can edit your notification settings.

Android app

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. At the top of the screen, touch your picture.
  3. Touch About > scroll to “Contact Information” box > touch the pencil icon .
  4. Touch Add new contact info, or touch your existing info to make edits > in the upper right corner, touch Save.

To delete your information, follow the first three steps, then touch the X in the right corner.

Computer

  1. Open Google+.
  2. In the upper left corner, click the drop-down menu > Profile.
  3. Below your cover photo, click the About tab  > scroll to the “Contact Information” box.
  4. In the left corner, click Edit.
  5. Enter your information > in the bottom right corner, click Save.

To delete your information, follow the first four steps, then click the X to the right.

Mobile browser

  1. Open Google+.
  2. Near the top right corner, touch your photo.
  3. Touch the About tab.
  4. Scroll to the “Contact Information” box, then touch the pencil icon .
  5. Enter your information. In the lower left corner, touch Save.

To delete your information, follow the first four steps, then touch the X to the right.

iPhone/iPad app

  1. Open the Google+ app Google+ icon.
  2. In the upper left corner, touch the menu icon  > touch your name at the top of the screen.
  3. Touch About > scroll to “Contact Information” box > touch the pencil icon .
  4. Touch Add Contact Info, or touch your existing info to make edits > in the upper right corner, touch Save.

To delete your information, follow the first three steps, then touch the X on the right.

Photos

Profile photo

Your profile photo is the smaller circular photo on your profile. Learn to change your profile photo.

Cover photo

Your cover photo is the large rectangular photo on your profile. Learn to change your cover photo.

Find your photos

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