Google Launches Virtual Visiting Cards Exclusively For Indian Audience

by Darshit Singh 3 years ago Views 2633

Google Launches Virtual Visiting Cards Exclusively
Tech giant Google on Tuesday rolled out an exclusive feature for the Indian audience, ‘People Card’, to provide authentic information about not-so-famous individuals. Also called ‘virtual visiting cards’, the feature allows the users to “highlight their existing website or social profiles they want people to visit, plus other information about them that they want others to know,” in an easy-to-digest format. 

Since Indian users love to search their own names online, the California-based company launched it in the world’s second-largest internet market to give the users freedom to ensure there is enough credible enough information about influencers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, or even normal citizens on the search engine.

“Creating a people card is easy. First, sign into your Google Account, then simply search for your name or “add me to Search” and tap the prompt that appears. To start building your people card, you can choose to include the image from your Google account, add a description of yourself, links to your website or social profiles, and, if you want, a phone number or email address. The more information you provide, the easier it is for people to find you,” the company wrote in a blog post.

(Steps to follow to create your own Google people card)

To provide security against spam, only one people card is allowed per Google Account, and a phone number is required to authenticate the account.

“We have a number of mechanisms to protect against abusive or spammy content, and if you come across low quality information or a card that you believe was created by an impersonator, you can tap the feedback link to let us know. If you no longer want your people card to appear in Search, you can delete it at any time,” wrote Lauren Clark, product manager for Search at Google, in a blog post.

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