Have You Claimed Your Custom Google+ URL Yet?

Screenshot of the Google+ custom profile url

Screenshot of the Google+ custom profile url

Since the beginning of time Google+ has allowed only certain users, like popular businesses, celebrities and Google employees, to claim vanity URLs. The rest of us have suffered as Google+ assigned us unpersonalized and seemingly never-ending combinations of letters and numbers and called them our profile URLs. Linking to our profiles was always a pain, and casually sending someone to our Google+ profile was out of the question. This is no more: Google+ has begun to offer us ordinary folk custom Google+ URLs.

At the end of last week I received an email from the Google+ team letting me know I was eligible to claim a unique Google+ URL. Unlike every other social network, though, Google+ wouldn’t let me choose my own URL. Instead, Google+ offered me a custom URL based on my name, and I either had to take it or leave it. Here’s a screenshot of the email I received:

email from google+ offering a custom profile URL

Have you received your custom Google+ URL yet?

via Google Operating System

Lauren Mobertz

By Lauren Mobertz

Lauren is the former managing editor for DashBurst. One part geek, one part urban nomad, she is constantly scouting for the latest tech and world news. In the evenings you'll find Lauren running in strange places or attempting to dance salsa.