Remember Google Profiles ? It had a descent URL like http://www.google.com/profiles/NAME . And now since GooglePLUS have arrivedd you might have noticed your google profile URL getting redirected to horrifying strings of meaningless numbers. For example, mine is 117335692509577373964. WOW ! How easy to remember 😛
Its okay if it looks like shit on the Web, but the problem arrives when it gets even worse in an email signature ! Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google+ doesn’t offer vanity URLs for user profiles, making it more difficult to share your Google+ Profile with your friends. In Facebook and Twitter , there’s an option to choose our own custom usernames . However , Google+ currently shows a long numeric string of digits and our friends might have problems with that lengthy url. But if you want to learn and remember your profile URL so that you can share your profile [of course offline !] head to services provided below
Now these above are easy vanity URL shorteners that would let you create a spic and span , neat and tidy … what more ? Ahh ! A handy nickname 😀 that redirects to your Google+ account. So instead of user 117335692509577373964 , It can just be service.com/yourname.
The working is simple. Simply visit your preferred site from the list above, enter your Google+ ID i.e. the numeric string of numbers and then type in you favourite name that you wish to assign as your google plus profile vanity url. And then click Add. Finally you get an awesome nice looking url that you can share it with you friends. Grab fast or your desired Profile Vanity URL might get gone !
Note: These services are third-party apps which allows you to set a custom Google+ username and therefore are not a product from google. I hope that Google+ will bring this vanity Profile URL feature soon. Dont worry , we will update this once we come to know 😉