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I don't mind seeing other people's recent photos - but I do mind them seeing mine. How can I make sure my recent photos are not showing up on other people's people widget?

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Can I clarify which web application is this? I don't recall Gmail providing the functionality to see recent photos... – Hydra Feb 25 '13 at 8:55

I'm pretty sure it displays content about you that's already in their email account because you sent it to them. In other words, if you sent them a photo, it's safe to assume you don't mind that photo showing up in their people widget.

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According to Gmail support:

Thumbnails of recent photos your contacts sent you

Says to me that the photos you'd see are the same you'd see if you visited the person's Google+ profile. There won't be any photos exposed to a person that you're not already letting them see.

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