Tips to personalize Google+ profile link

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Bangalore, Jul 7: Undoubtedly, Google managed to create a hype with launch of their new social networking website dubbed as Google+ (Google Plus). Though it's in field trial stage, Google+ became a talk in town and social networking geeks are dying hard for an Invite. But those who got an account in the brand new site are experimenting with its features.

Earlier, we discussed about several Google+ bugs noted by various users and some tips and tricks to stay on top of the new platform. Interestingly, Google is damn serious about the users' feed backs and it seems like they are working on several bugs reported by users. Google is planning to fix most of the bugs and add more features to the platform before the 'Grand Public Release.' Read Google+ Review.

While going through comments on our stories, users expressed their difficulty in reminding the long URL or the link name of their Google+ account. Currently, Google is providing a series of numbers to differentiate users. Each Google+ account will have a unique set of numbers. Some of our readers asked the ways to create their own vanity URL or how to personalize the link.

Here is the simple method to shorten and personalize your URL. Just login to the web based app, Google Plus Nick, follow three simple steps and your vanity URL is ready. When we want to share our link with our friends, it's hard to remember the long links. For example, how can we remember this account( So, just shorten and customize it (!If you want to personalize it - here we go:

  • Login to Google Plus Nick or enter in your browser
  • In the 'Nick Name' cloumn, type the name you want to customize (eg - abcdef)
  • In 'Your Google+ ID' column, copy paste the numbers from the Google+ link (eg -106889682391871425279)
  • Click 'Add' - you'll get your vanity URL with your nickname

Google has not yet announced the release date for Google+. So, stay tuned with us to get more updates, tips and latest news form social networking world.

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