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Google brings personalised URLs to Google+

Its social network catches up with Facebook and Twitter
Tue Aug 14 2012, 10:47
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INTERNET SERVICES GIANT Google has announced that Google+ users will be able to add personalised URLs to Google+.

Well, if you're a celebrity, at least, as Google has only made the feature available to large brands and verified celebrities so far. Still, the feature that will soon be rolled-out to all Google+ users enables users to personalise, and shorten, their URLs on Google's social network.

The new scheme will display the user's name and a '+' sign directly behind the domain. For example, David Beckham has registered the +DavidBeckham address, changing the football star's Google+ URL to

"Whether you're a clothing brand showing off your latest fashions, an athlete talking about the game, or an actor recalling a favourite role, your Google+ profile helps you connect with the people who share your interests," Google's Saurabh Sharma said in a blog post announcing the feature.

"Today we're introducing custom URLs to make it even easier for people to find your profile on Google+."

Google also announced its launch of a "Studio Mode" audio setting for its Google+ social network, a feature that optimises sound specifically for music.

"Since we launched Google+ a little over a year ago, we've seen a thriving community of musicians connect with fans in really cool ways," Google said in a blog post today.

"In particular: singer/songwriters like +Daria Musk, bands like +Suite 709, and many others are using Hangouts On Air to perform live for global audiences, and jam with fans face-to-face." µ


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