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March 4, 2015

Hide Google+ Circles in the New Google Contacts

If you're using the new Google Contacts UI, you probably noticed that Google shows both your contacts and the people from your Google+ circles in one place. The "all contacts" section now also shows Google+ contacts and there's no option to only show non-Google+ contacts.

Fortunately, there's a way to hide the people from your Google+ circles. Google+ has a feature called "your circles" which lets you select which circles you share with. For example, you can add the "Friends" and "Family" circles and quickly share your posts with your favorite circles without having to select them all the time.

"When you share posts, photos, profile data, and other things with 'Your circles,' you're sharing with all of your circles, except the ones you're just following (they're unchecked in this list)," explains Google.

The good news is that Google Contacts only includes the people from "your circles", so you can customize "your circles" and uncheck all of them. This way, the "all contacts" section will only include your contacts. The downside is that the "your circles" option from Google+ will no longer be useful, but you can always manually select your circles.

1 comment:

  1. I must say, that getting followers on G+ yourself is pretty dang hard...Especially with the broken follow functions and buggy features. Honesty, I don't even use G+ to promote my business, it's more just so users can leave reviews about my business. I'm not one for buying fake followers from anywhere, but if you want to get a couple hundred followers just to show some authority then I recommend just finding one of these sites like Buy Google Plus Followers Services or something else like it and just buying a couple hundred and get it over with. I have managed to grow our companies twitter account to 9,000 ORGANIC followers within a year, but can barely crack 50 on Google Plus. So insane how these networks work.