Gmail now lets you send emails to Google+ users!

Last Update: January 18, 2014

Google is adding a new feature that auto-suggests G+ contacts when you are typing in the email receipt. Now you're probably asking yourself. 'Can I receive emails from my Google+ contact even if they don't know my email address?!' Oh yes you can. You can even get emails from people that aren't in your circles! Ugh just ugh isn't it?!

This feature will be rolled out in the coming days to all Gmail users who have a G+ profile.

You may also be asking 'Can someone see my email address when they are trying to send me an email?! No, they have the ability to send you an email which will be displayed in the "Social Tab" instead of the "Primary Tab" but they don't get to see what your email address actually is unless you reply to them.

How to adjust or disable it

Fortunately Google has 4 options on how to adjust or stop the email madness

1) You can stop output entirely, so that your email will not appear in Gmail auto-suggest. :)

2) Limit your email address only to your own circles.

3) This allows people who are friends of friends, ie. within the circles of those in your own circle to contact you.

4) The last option is open this feature to anyone on Google+

Just go to Settings -> General . Scroll down until see "Email via Google+". Use the drop-down menu and adjust it as your needs.

Make sure to click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the Settings window to apply your choice.

Enjoy. :)

P.S. Let me know if it works for you.

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
Kierra1215 Premium
Very useful. Thanks!!!
jespinola Premium
Hi Kierra . Glad you like it!. If you have any question about this, please feel free to PM me!
BIS Premium
Useful information Jorge
jespinola Premium
Aw Beverley. Thank you so much. :)
jodymiller Premium
Thanks for this Jorge!
jespinola Premium
Hey Jody.No probs. I think is very necessary if you setup your Google+ for your business or and Author and not get inundated of a loads and loads of emails! :)
ToddT182 Premium
Very helpful, Thanks Jorge!
jespinola Premium
Hey Todd. I am glad you like my post. Just let me know if work!. I am sure you will Toddy that. :P
techhound Premium Plus
Hey Jorge,
Thanks for the heads up and instructions on how to change it.
Best Regards,
jespinola Premium
Thanks Jim. I am glad you found this article helpful. Now it's pretty interesting thes feature.