Aah! At last! Just when we thought we would be stuck with the ridiculously long (and insane!) Google Plus profile URLs forever, Google finally announces a much anticipated feature on its social network; customizable profile URLs. Yes, that’s right! It’s time to join the Google Plus username bandwagon, because you can now get rid of those rusty old and chunky profile URLs, and get a nice Google Plus username and URL for your profile! Let’s take a look at how you can create a personalized URL for your Google Plus profile!
Custom URLs are short, easy to remember web addresses that link directly to your Google+ profile or page (like google.com/+QasimZaib). They make it easier for you to connect with others, as well as promote your content, and today we’re significantly expanding their availability to people and pages on Google+.
Previously, we only had third-party services such as GPlus.to redirect profile URLs. But this time it’s an official solution from Google.
Note: You can claim your Google Plus profile username only if your profile has a display picture, has at least 10 followers, and is at least 30 days old.
Claim your username now!
To claim your username, simply visit your Google Plus profile (not your homepage, but your profile). Look for a notice that looks like this.
Click on the Get It button, and then agree the terms on the notice that appears next, and then clicks on Change URL.
Google will now ask you for your phone number. Select your country, and then enter your phone number. A code will be sent to you. Use that code for verification on the next screen.
You’re all done! You now have your profile public at google.com/+YourName!