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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've created it, so make sure that you like yours before you finalise 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 customised URL. Please use a computer instead of a mobile device.

  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 that 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-hand 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 in your mobile phone number > in the lower left-hand corner, click Send code.
    2. Check your phone for the code that was sent to you.
    3. Enter that code into the box on your screen. Then, in the lower left-hand 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 bear in mind when you're trying to get a custom URL. If you're having trouble, make sure that:

  • 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 come across a custom URL that doesn't match our policies, please report the profile.

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