Previously only available to a select few verified accounts, Google is to expand the availability of Google+ custom URLs this week. Custom URLs give you an easy way to link friends and followers to your Google+ page, for example you'll find Android Central at

There are a few (easy) hoops to jump through before claiming your URL — you'll need to have at least a 30-day-old account with a profile photo and at least 10 followers. If that's you, you should start seeing the link to claim your URL on your profile page sometime this week. (The rules are a bit different for businesses — local Google+ pages must be verified local businesses, non-local pages must be linked to a website.)

As with all Google features, it'll take a short time to roll out to everyone, so keep an eye on the "About" page under your profile over the next few days. Good luck claiming your name of choice!

Source: Google; via: +Otavio Silva


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Expanded availability for Google+ custom URLs coming this week


So where's mine, Google? I have way more than ten followers, a photo and have been on practically since Google Plus started. I see no link, button or anything else. Google promises, but doesn't deliver.

Google staggers all their updates for apps. I live in the midwest and am always last to see the update in the play store. I go to Droid-Life because they always post or have someone post the updated apk to download for the newest version of every google app, even the new playstore version is there with slideout options

If I were to bother downloading that, I would spam the crap out of crackberry users.

Might be worth it for the lolz

My S-Pen went through hell to deliver this important message to you

Still a crackberry fan in some capacity

My S-Pen went through hell to deliver this important message to you

Well got an email to get my custom url... Don't think I need to be honest..

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Yup, just got mine half an hour ago. Seems to be rolling out quickly.

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Got the email but haven't activated it yet. I didn't even know I had 10 followers

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I received an email a little while ago and it happened while I was talking in G+ comments about it with someone who already had theirs.

I cannot seem to find the answer to this - perhaps Android Central can help? Why does our G+ URL just not default to our Google / Gmail username? It really bugs me to think that another person will most likely get my username for their URL / Google acct profile. It seems like my @gmail should = my G+ profile.

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I agree. I didn't create a YouTube account at first, and my Google ID is common everywhere except YouTube now.

Also, while I guess you could submit your own custom profile... like others have said, I had one choice to pick from.

This is torture! Haha

But seriously, I stayed up and waited on the Facebook land run. Seems I may not have that kind of luck this time.