November 2, 2013

How To Create A Custom GooglePlus Username?


Customize Google Plus Profile URL
Aah! At last! Just when we thought we would be stuck with the ridiculously long (and insane!) Google Plus profile URLs forever, Google finally announces a much anticipated feature on its social network; customizable profile URLs. Yes, that's right! It's time to join the Google Plus username bandwagon, because you can now get rid of those rusty old and chunky profile URLs, and get a nice Google Plus username and URL for your profile! Let's take a look at how you can create a personalized URL for your Google Plus profile!
Custom URLs are short, easy to remember web addresses that link directly to your Google+ profile or page (like google.com/+QasimZaib). They make it easier for you to connect with others, as well as promote your content, and today we're significantly expanding their availability to people and pages on Google+.

Previously, we only had third-party services such as GPlus.to redirect profile URLs. But this time it's an official solution from Google.

Note: You can claim your Google Plus profile username only if your profile has a display picture, has at least 10 followers, and is at least 30 days old.

Claim your username now!

To claim your username, simply visit your Google Plus profile (not your homepage, but your profile). Look for a notice that looks like this.


Click on the Get It button, and then agree the terms on the notice that appears next, and then clicks on Change URL.


Google will now ask you for your phone number. Select your country, and then enter your phone number. A code will be sent to you. Use that code for verification on the next screen.

Verify Phone Number

You're all done! You now have your profile public at google.com/+YourName!

Changing URL for Google Plus pages

If you own a Google Plus page, you can change the URL for that page as well in much the same way as a Google Plus profile. Google Plus automatically picks up the name for a profile or page, and reserves that URL for that person or page, so that no one else can snatch it and steal brand name handles.

Go and get your Google Plus URL now! For questions, feel free to ask in the comments section below. Cheers :)




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  1. Nice one boss, worked exactly as explained here. Thumbs up for you!

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  2. Any way to get a URL for a page if I postponed it?

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    1. I am not sure I understand what you mean, but yeah. You need only visit that profile/page to make this work

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    2. I think that the "Get It" button does not appear on my blog's profile page because I chose to postpone and then changed my blog name. Wondering if there is a way to get the "Get It" button back.

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  4. that's good. I got this option a week ago. But actually, I requested another url which is under review for now. Lets see how much time it will take that to be approved by google...!

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    1. Give it another week. Google will finalize this feature in the next week (or so it says anyway :P)

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  5. Thats good but you can,t change url until your profile has a display picture, has at least 10 followers, and is at least 30 days old.cant understand why google make this restrictions.
    My Blog My Earning

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    1. These restrictions are there to prevent people from suddenly creating 'fake' pages, and then grabbing the brand names for other, well established businesses.

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  6. Its so cool...thanks for ur sharing.

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  7. At first I was so hesitant to override my Google Plus custom URL, perhaps with reason whether the change will affect the url my profile in Search Index ago I tried to change my Gplus url, and after a few days, but the result is quite satisfactory, Google Plus I looked more professional than previous

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    1. Agreed. But that shouldn't matter. It'll only effect plugins that use the Google Plus API. Those plugins will probably need to be updated

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  8. very nice post i am daily visitor of your site. my Google+

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  9. Hi...how to request for an alternative G+ custom url...?? I didnt like the custom URL that they've provided me for one of my pages..plz help

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  10. Still unable to see that link.. Neither received email nor any bar in profile tab. I think I can see them in this week.

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  11. Unfortunately this Service is not available for Common Names!

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  12. Well, I didn't receive the code on my mobile. I tried many times, but code is not retrieved on my specified mobile phone.

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  13. thank you MBT !
    with much love

    Adu Alex.

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  14. Cool piece on Google Plus, thanks for posting it. I was having an issue with my YouTube custom URL and I was wondering if I can in anyway use my Google Plus one to overwrite it in anyway. Any suggestions on it?

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