Google+ will soon be introducing personalised URLs, allowing it’s users to customize their business profile pages.
The Google+ custom URLs are short, easy-to-remember web addresses that can incorporate you company name or key search term that links directly to the Google+ profile.
The new addresses will be welcomed change from their current Url format. Just now, each user is identified by a long uniquely assigned number that looks something like this: https://plus.google.com/b/114767486437895103579/114767486437895103579
Sharma, a product manager at Google’s San Francisco office, says the personalized addresses will be “available to people and pages worldwide,” but did not specify an exact date.
At first, we’re introducing custom URLs to a limited number of verified profiles and pages. But over time, we plan to offer custom URLs to many more brands and individuals,” he wrote in the post.
Sharma adds that the URLs will make it easier for users to find profiles on the social network.
For now, only celebs like David Beckham, Hugh Jackman and Britney Spears, as well as popular brands Hugo Boss, Toyota and Delta have gotten specialized addresses. Google+, unsurprisingly, already has its own vanity URL. Not a boldface name? You’re out of luck — at least for the time being.
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