Thursday , February 22 2018

You can now use any name you want on Google+

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Google+ drew a fair bit of ire when launching the platform, over Google’s insistence on users using their real names. This morning though they have backtracked on this policy advising: ‘there are no more restrictions on what name you can use’.

The full announcement was made on the Google+ Google+ page (that got a bit meta!) :


Now to see if I can claim the Phroghollow name for my personal G+ page.

Have you been caught up in the real name controversy on Google+?

Source: +Google+.

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2 Comments on "You can now use any name you want on Google+"

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Andrew
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Changing your name isn’t very handy when you can’t get a custom URL. I don’t mind showing up as Andrew Smith but I don’t want +AndrewEspadaV8Smith, just let me have +EspadaV8

Andrew
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Changing your name isn’t very handy when you can’t get a custom URL. I don’t mind showing up as Andrew Smith but I don’t want +AndrewEspadaV8Smith, just let me have +EspadaV8

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