Google+: How to Get Your Own Vanity URL

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Google+ Vanity URL

If you’re one of those early adopters who have jumped on the Google+ bandwagon, then this tip will come in handy. Unlike Facebook and other social networking sites, Google+ does not yet offer vanity URLs. So instead of a sexy plus.google.com/username, you get something difficult to comprehend like https://plus.google.com/109737793729707865057/. Google has cited that it is a security/privacy measure to keep out spammers.

Since Google doesn’t offer vanity URLs, it’s only natural for third party alternatives to sprout. One such service is Gplus.to, essentially a URL shortener, which redirects to your Google+ profile. Alternatively, you could try GplusID too.

Read on for a step-by-step guide to set-up Gplus.to.

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5 Step Guide

  1. Go to your Google+ profile – https://plus.google.com/#################/posts
  2. In the URL at the address bar, find the string of numbers that come directly after ‘plus.google.com/’ and before ‘/posts’ e.g. https://plus.google.com/#################/posts
  3. Copy that string of numbers
  4. Visit Gplus.to and paste the string of numbers into the appropriate field.
  5. Type in a nickname of your choice and click ‘Add’.
  6. There is no Step 6! You’re done! Woohoo!
Your now very sexy URL should be Gplus.to/nickname
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