I find it rather tedious to add a contact from within Google+ interface to a circle. I would rather add the contact from within the contacts section in Gmail. Is this possible?

Better yet, can it automatically add/create contacts to circles in Google+ from my groups that I've already associated my contacts to?

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It is not currently possible. When adding a contact to a circle in Google+, that contact does show up in Gmail contacts and in Google Contacts. What gets added to the contacts database is a new contact with a a url entry titled "profile" and with a Google profile url, e.g. mine is https://www.google.com/profiles/106258285517412659099. Part of being a contact in Google+ is being in a circle. From Google or Gmail contacts, there is no way to designate a circle. There is also no way from the API to do this currently as well.

  • That's so terrible! If google's purpose is to move us further into the cloud, and bring better connectivity, then why not bring a more seamless interface between those apps? Thanks for research thus far. Hopefully this will change soon. Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 14:15
  • @KronoS in all fairness, the system is very new, but yes, hopefully it will be implemented.
    – Trufa
    Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 15:29
  • @Trufa although it's new, the whole purpose has been said as a contact management... I would assume that would include actual contact management :P But yes let's hope it works out in the end. Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 16:15
  • You understand it's still in field trial, right?
    – ale
    Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 17:07

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