Google announced on Thursday that it’s now adding Google+ contacts into Gmail. Basically, that just means that when you start to compose an email, you’ll have the option to fire off a message to your contacts with Gmail addresses or those with a Google+ account. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about this actually exposing your email address to everyone who might have you in a circle.
“Your email address isn’t visible to a Google+ connection unless you send that person an email, and likewise, that person’s email address isn’t visible to you unless they send you an email,” Google explained in a blog post announcing the new option. Also, Google said that an email from someone on Google+ will only appear in your primary inbox if you have that person in a circle as well; otherwise it will end up in your social inbox.
Google said the new feature is rolling out over the next couple of days and that you can expect to get an alert in your inbox once it’s available for your account.