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Making it easier to find friends & colleagues on Google+

With so many new people signing up for Google+ every day, it’s easy to miss friends and colleagues who’ve recently joined. So today we’re making some updates to Google+ to help you find people you care about and add them to your circles. 

For starters, the Circles icon in the app ribbon is now labeled Find People. Click through and you’ll find a new page with a list of people you might want to add. We'll show you people you're already talking to on Gmail and other Google products at the top of the page. To get even more suggestions, it’s easy to search by your school, workplace, or other email accounts.

If you want to organize the people you’ve added a bit further, you can always click the “Your circles” button at the top of the page. From there you can use the circle editor to see all of your circles and decide who belongs in each one. 

We hope this update helps you find and build great connections on Google+. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Making it easier to access your address book
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Many of you, like me, use Google Contacts to manage your personal address book (contacts.google.com). If that's the case, then starting today we'll include this contact info on your friends' Google+ profiles -- for your eyes only, of course.

This way, if you have your roommate's new phone number in Google Contacts, it'll also be available when you stop by his profile. Just look for the new "Details from Google Contacts" section (see screenshot).

As always, let us know what you think in the comments!
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Ok so I wanted to create a circle for my football team so I can send them an SMS. Not many are on Google+ and Hangouts is my default messaging program now. Any thoughts?
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Google+ Circles: cleaner look & feel, better suggestions
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The Circles page is great for customizing your existing connections, as well as discovering new ones, and today we're excited to roll out improvements along both dimensions.

First, you'll notice that Circles are nicer to look at, and much easier to use, including:

- A new left-hand navigation menu
- Quick access to your email address book(s)
- Circles that shrink in size on smaller screens

Second, and building on earlier work by +Simon Tong, +Jeff Dean and +Sanjay Ghemawat (http://goo.gl/1fhF1), we've made lots of improvements to "Find People." Simply type the name of a person or page you're interested in, and we'll suggest related individuals and organizations to add to your circles. (http://plus.google.com/circles/find)

We're always working to make Circles fast, fluid and fun, so let us know what you think in the comments, and keep the feedback coming!
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Please help me with this problem.. I've tried to unignore people I never meant to ignore for the long term a zillion times. I want to use google+ but this is just not working for me..  Link here:    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/google-plus-discuss/kYSAzgWkics
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Juan Enriquez is one of my favorite thinkers.

If you like Kurzweil -- or Bastiat -- you gotta watch this.

Solve for X: Juan Enriquez on harnessing synthetic genetics
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Here's something that our team has been working on, and we're thrilled to be able to announce it today. Now you can keep your contacts up-to-date, and make sure your friends have your latest info, automatically.

Enjoy!

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Outstanding Sean! Great work!
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Editing your address book in Google+

Earlier this year we added Google Contacts info to Google+ profiles. So when you're visiting a friend's profile, you (and only you) can see his phone number from your personal address book. (http://goo.gl/4hFZ5)

Starting today, you can also edit these details directly in Google+. Just visit a buddy's profile, click 'About', and add a birthday, an email address, or even a short note. Everything's saved in Google Contacts, so your address book in Gmail and Android will be updated automatically.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Hi Sean! Thanks for the update, this makes totally sence. As we already can add "Connected Accounts" to our profile (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr etc.), it would make sense if Google Contacts could pull contact information from those other social networks.

Of course this would require an intelligent merging process, which would eliminate duplicate contacts as a whole and also individual fields within a contact. This would make Google Contact the ONE source for all of my contacts.
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hmmm really nice nd attractive
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