Google starts roll-out of thousands of personalised Google+ URLs

Prominent Google+ users will have the option of personalising their page with custom URLs.

Thousands of “verified [and well-known] brands and individuals” will be notified that they are part of the lucky “few” via email or when they visit their Google+ profile or page. 

It means users of Google’s own social networking site will be able to add their name or brand to the URL. For example, google.com/pocket-lint. 

Google says it plans to roll out more personalised Google+ URLs in the future, so if you’re not a high-flyer in the corporate world or a rock'n'roll star with millions of adoring fans, don’t worry. 

In fact Google is inviting Google+ verification requests now, albeit at present it’s only applicable to businesses and organizations. You can apply yourself by clicking here.

The roll-out is expected to take a few days to be completed, so keep an eye on your Google+ page and email inbox.

Have you been one of the lucky thousand? Do you care about a personalised URL? Let us know in the comments below...



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