Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

During routine maintenance, a number of users were signed-out from their Google accounts. If you were affected, please sign back in using your usual username and password at https://accounts.google.com. If you can’t remember your password or can’t sign in for another reason, recover your account password here.

Get a custom URL for your Google+ profile

You can use a custom URL to create a short, memorable web address for your Google+ profile. 

Important: You can’t change your custom URL after you create it, so be sure you like yours before you finalize it.

Get a custom URL for your Google+ profile

Android app / Mobile browser / iPhone or iPad

It’s easiest to use a computer to get your custom URL. Please use a computer instead of a mobile device.

Computer
  1. If there is a custom URL available for your account, you will see a banner at the top of your screen.
  2. Click the link in the banner.
  3. You’ll see the custom URLs you can choose from. You may also need to add a few letters or numbers to make it unique to you.
  4. Next to “I agree to the Terms of Service,” click the box > in the bottom left corner, click Change URL.
  5. You may be asked to verify your account using your mobile phone number. If you’re asked to do this:
    1. Type your mobile phone number > in the lower left corner, click Send code.
    2. Check your phone for the code that was sent to you.
    3. Enter that code in the box on your screen, then in the lower left corner, click Verify.
  6. When you’re ready to permanently add your URL to your profile, click Confirm choice.

Rules for getting a custom URL

There are a few rules to keep in mind when you’re trying to get a custom URL. If you’re having trouble, make sure:

  • You have ten or more followers (people who have added you to their circles)
  • Your account is at least 30 days old
  • Your profile has a profile photo
  • Your account is in good standing

Note: Custom URLs must meet the Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy and the Google+ custom URLs terms of use. If you find a custom URL that doesn’t match our policies, please report the profile.

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?
Watch video tutorials

To get the latest tips, tricks, and how-to's, subscribe to our YouTube Channel.