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Social media news: Now you can get a custom URL for your Google+ profile

Today when I opened my email the first thing I saw was a message from Google+. It said that from now on all Google+ users can get personalized URLs for their profiles. If you remember, until now your Google+ address was a strange and long combination of numbers. All you need to do is click on "Get custom URL" button in the message and you will be taken to a new page where you need to type in your cell phone number. Don't forget to choose the appropriate country. They will send you an SMS with the code that you need to type in a separate box and that's it! You have a custom URL! Mine is https://www.google.com/+OlgaArakelyan


The only thing that I don't really like is one line in the Terms of Service for the custom URL which says that Google may decide to charge people for using custom URLs. Although in this case we will be able to stop using them. Which made me think again that despite all its high monetization Facebook is not so bad after all, because you are not charged any money for a pretty address of your Facebook page. The important condition there is a certain number of fans, not the money. I hope they don't change this policy even if Google starts charging money for it.

Are you going to get your own custom URL for your Google+ profile? What do you think about the news?

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