The Software giant Google today has introduced people cards in India. As the name suggests it is a virtual visiting card on Google search which is at the moment limited to India only. This feature works similarly to how we search for famous people on the search engine to find information about well-known personalities. If you’re trying to find someone on Search, these new cards make it quick and easy to find the right person.
Announcing the feature in India, Google said, it has tried to solve these challenges by introducing a new feature called people cards. According to the company, if you’re a business professional, performer, or anyone looking to build up your own online presence, you might have a website, social profiles, and other information spread across many sites. If you’re just getting started, you may not have a website or much of an online presence at all. Today, we are solving these challenges with a new feature called people cards. It’s like a virtual visiting card, where you can highlight your existing website or social profiles you want people to visit, plus other information about yourself that you want others to know.
When you search for someone’s name and there’s a card available, you’ll see a module with the name, profession and location, which you can tap to see their card. Sometimes people share the same name in this condition you’ll see multiple modules, and the information can help you distinguish between the different individuals to find who you’re looking for. This feature will be helpful for millions of influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed individuals, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered. The moment this feature is available in India on mobile phones, people cards are rolling out in English starting today.
How to create a people card:
- Firstly, sign in to your Google Account.
- Then search for your name or “add me to Search” and tap the prompt that appears.
- Now to begin creating your people card you need to choose an image from your Google account.
- After this, enter a description of yourself, links to your website or social profiles, and, if you want, a phone number or email address.
Only one person is allowed to create a people card per Google account and for verification, you will be asked to enter a valid phone number. In addition to this to protect against abusive or spammy content, the company has also provided a number of mechanisms. According to the company, 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 them know. Also one can also delete their people card anytime if they no longer want it to appear in Search.
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