Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Business & Finance
  3. Marketing & PR

Gmail now let's you email contacts from your Google+ Circles

See also

Even if you haven't yet exchanged an email address with someone in your Google+ Circles, soon you'll be able to email them as part of your contacts within Gmail.

Seems like a security issue doesn't it? But it's actually not. Emailing people in your circles won't actually allow you to obtain your circle contact's email address, but in fact, just their name will show in the send to, cc or bc boxes. Once you send a message to them, they can see your email address and if they respond you will be able to see theirs.

If you visit your Gmail settings page, you can actually set who can email you via Google+, namely, anyone, someone from your extended circles, your general circles or no one.

Is this a good idea?

I believe it's just fine. There really aren't any security issues with this new Gmail update that I can foresee just yet. The only thing anyone needs to be careful about is remembering that once you email someone in your circles, they can see your email address. For most of us, if we email someone, that's exactly what we want to happen.




  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!