How to Control Who Sends You Notifications on Google+

I have started using Google+  over the past couple of months and have come across some instances when people who have added me to their circles sending sharing a post and notifying me. A lot of them unfortunately can be marketing posts, which can be irritating.

I decided to look up some tweaks in Google+ settings to reduce the notifications I get from people.

How it works:

  • Look up your privacy options for Google plus by visiting
  • Now you can choose exactly who can send you notifications. I have chosen “Extended Circles” but you can customize your choice and limit it to a particular circle of contacts or even just one single contact on Google+.
Google Plus Notifications Settings
  • Finally, in case if the offender is from within your “Circles” and you cannot remove them or stop following them, then you can mute all posts notifications from them manually.
  • Just visit their profile on Google plus and at the end of the right hand column, you will get the option of muting that particular user. This will stop all notifications appearing from that person but you will be still able to read their posts.

Hope this helps you get rid of any unwanted notifications from Google+.

Do drop in your comments.


Rahul Bansal September 3, 2012

Perfect! 🙂
I am planning to use G+ more and these random notification are quite annoying!

Aditya Kane September 3, 2012

@Rahul: These random notifications are getting more relevant only in the past month. In a weird way, it probably means Google+ is becoming more popular.

Rahul Bansal September 3, 2012

Thats really a great news! 🙂
Google+ takes care of privacy really well. I will be happy to see it as my only social network!

Shail September 3, 2012

Thank you. This is going to come in real useful for me!

Aditya Kane September 3, 2012

@Shail: You are welcome and good to see your comment here. 🙂

rockstar September 4, 2012

Great post really these random notification is quite relevant and Google+ is going to populous. and its very useful for me thanks for sharing me.

jaswanth September 5, 2012

Thanks much Aditya, this is very useful for me.