See people’s profile information in new cards in G Suite apps
What’s new: Whether your users are scheduling a meeting or catching up on Google+ posts, it’s important that they can easily see who they’re interacting with. That’s why we’ve added new person information cards that appear inside your G Suite apps on the web, like Google+ and Calendar, when relevant.
These cards surface profile information when a user hovers over another user’s name or profile picture with their cursor. The information can include data points such as:
- Job title
- Desk location
- Contact information (email, phone number, etc.)
- Call-to-action links to internal directories, social media profiles, and more
To get the full value of these cards, you, as a G Suite admin, can populate this data for users in your organization in a few locations:
You can also delegate editing rights for some profile fields to end users in the Admin console at Apps > G Suite > Directory. Users can then edit their profile at aboutme.google.com. Additionally, in the future we’ll be providing support for you to delegate editing of other fields, such as Manager and Job Title.
Other Benefits to Populating Profile Data
We recommend populating user profiles to unlock additional benefits for your users. For example, in the near future, Calendar will start using work location to intelligently suggest meeting rooms for guests.
You can see these cards now in Google Calendar and Google+ on the web. They’ll start to appear in other G Suite products over the course of the coming months.