Ever felt like throwing your name into the URL for your Google+ profile? The Big G now lets you, so long as you meet the requirements.
Google+ opened up the claiming process for custom or vanity URLs this morning, but only to a select few.
Say you wanted to get your profile URL to be accessible via google.com/+yournamegoeshere, you’d have to have 10 or more followers, an account more than 30 days old and a profile photo.
From there, Google will throw a notification onto your home page that will allow you to access the vanity URL system.
Here’s exactly how to get it from Google’s help page.
Getting your custom URL through Google+
If you meet the above criteria, you’ll see a notification at the top of your Google+ page or Profile.
• Click Get a custom URL button to get started. Alternatively, from the “About” tab on your Profile, click the “Get” link located under your Google+ URL.
• You’ll see the URL(s) you’ve been approved for. If you see more than one option, select the one you like best. You may also be asked to add a few numbers or letters to make the custom URL unique to you.
• Check the box to agree to the Terms of Service.
• Click Change URL.
• We may ask you to verify your account by your mobile phone number. If you need to do this, you’ll see a box pop up asking you to do so.
a. Enter your mobile phone number.
b. Check the box to make it easier for people who have your phone number to find you on Google services.
c. Check your phone for the code that was sent to you.
d. Enter that code in the box.
e. Click Verify.
• Once approved, this URL will be linked to your Google+ page or Profile, so be sure everything is exactly the way you want it. Once your URL has been approved, you can’t request to change it. When you’re certain, click Confirm.
Will you be claiming yours? [G+]