The People API lets you list authenticated users' Contacts and retrieve profile information for authenticated users and their contacts.
For example, let's say the authenticated user, Jen, has Fabian and Ranjith in
her private contacts. When your app calls
people.connections.list to retrieve a
list of her connections, Jen is presented with a consent screen asking to give
the app access to the list. If Jen consents, the app retrieves a list containing
Fabian and Ranjith (with a resource name for each person). The app can then call
people.get, passing in a resource name, to get private
contact and public profile data for each person.
A merged view of profile information
The profile information that the People API retrieves is merged from various sources, depending on the following conditions:
|Public Google profile data||Always.|
|Google Apps domain profile data||The domain admin has enabled external contact and profile sharing of domain-scoped data.|
|The authenticated user's private profile information||One of the
|The authenticated user's contacts||The