Emailing Google+ connections

Send messages to Google+ connections
If you’re a Google+ user, you can use Gmail to email people in your Google+ circleseven if you don’t have their email address. Your email address isn’t visible to your Google+ connections until you send them an email.

Send emails to Google+ connections

  1. Open Gmail on a computer.
  2. Click Compose.
  3. Start typing the name of the person.
  4. If there’s a match in your Google+ circles, you’ll see their name and photo.
You can only send emails to your Google+ connections with the desktop version of Gmail.

Receive emails from your Google+ connections

If you use Google+, you can receive emails from other Google+ users. Emails from people that you’ve added to your circles go directly to the Primary category, and emails from people outside your circles go into the Social category (if you use inbox categories).

Emails from outside your Google+ circles

If you get an email from someone who is not in your Google+ circles, you can decide whether you want to receive future emails from that person.
  • To allow future messages, reply to the message or click Add to circles.
  • To block future messages from that person, click the Report Spam or Abuse link in the message. Gmail helps blocks email spam from Google+ connections too.
  • If you ignore the email, the person won’t be able to invite you to any new conversations, but they could reply to their original message. To avoid these replies, click the Report Spam or Abuse link in the message.

Control who can email you

You can control who can email you this way by changing your settings in Gmail.
Emailing via Google+ Setting
  1. Open Gmail on a computer.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Email via Google+ section (stay in the "General" tab).
  5. Click the drop-down menu and choose Anyone on Google+, Extended circles,Circles or No one.
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Open Gmail settings