Help people find & connect with you by phone number

You can help people who have your phone number find and connect with you on Google services.

Help others connect with you on Google using your number

You can make it easy for people who have your phone number to get in touch with you across Google services. For example, friends can send you a message or photo without having your email address or other contact information.

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Personal info.
  3. Under "Contact info," click Phone.
  4. Make sure your current phone number is listed.
  5. Next to "Help people who have your number connect with you across Google services," check the box.

Tip: If this setting is on but not the one below, people who use your number to connect with you might not find other personal information.

Help others find your personal information on Google using your number

You can also help people who have your phone number find your name, photo, and other information you've made visible on Google. For example, friends can find information like your name and photo when they use your number to send you a message or photo.

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Personal info.
  3. Under "Contact info," click Phone.
  4. Make sure your current phone number is listed.
  5. Next to "Also help them find your name, photo, and other information that you've made visible on Google," check the box.
    • If you turn on this setting, it will also turn on "Help people who have your number connect with you across Google services."

Tip: If this setting is off, people might not be able to use your phone number to find your name, photo, or other information you've made visible.

When changes take effect

Changes to these settings might take 1-2 days to go into effect.

If you share your phone number on About me

If you turn on these settings, your phone number won't be publicly visible. You can share your phone number with certain people in the About me section of your Google Account.

Learn how to choose who can find your phone number and other information about you across Google services.

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