Custom Google+ URLs opens to most

If you meet a very simple set of minimum criteria, you can get your own custom Google+ URL just like on Facebook and Twitter. Now, you just have to wait for Google to tell you who they think you are.

In addition to the slew of Google+ updates today, Google has announced one more: custom URLs are now rolling out to almost everyone. If you don’t see the option yet on your Google+ profile or Google+ Page, don’t worry: Google says it is expanding availability throughout the week.

For those who don’t know what custom URLs (also called vanity URLs) are, here’s quick example. Currently, my Google+ profile is located at plus.google.com/u/0/103897375441006577816/. If I were to get a custom URL, I could maybe changed it to plus.google.com/+emil or plus.google.com/+epro, swapping out the string of numbers for something that is much easier to share.

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