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 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...