Everyone reading this will simply agree that they have searched for their name on Google at least once in their lives.
Earlier today, Google announced the launch of a new “People Cards” feature, which will let almost anyone and everyone create a virtual visiting card that will show up within Google search. The feature is exclusively available to Indian users for now, and it shows up a search card (with your details, if you’ve added it) whenever someone searches for you.
This exclusive feature is similar to the knowledge panel that shows up whenever you make a Google search for a celebrity. But now, with this feature this will be extended to the average everyday user, allowing people to access their information with just a simple Google search.
The information that these cards will contain will be your profile picture, your name, occupation, location, a short bio, work, education, and other contact details. And, in case you don’t upload a profile picture, then Google will automatically pick the photograph linked with your Google account. You can also link your social media accounts to your profile card and attach links to your website, making it easier for people to contact you.
You can easily create a people card by signing in to your Google account and searching for your name on Google. A new option called “add me to search” will show up, which will then allow you to make your own personalized card. However, you must keep in mind that this feature is available right now only on mobile phones in the English language.
Google wrote, “For the millions of influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed individuals, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered, we hope this new search feature will help the world find them,”.
Now, with this new feature coming out there are a lot of questions which people will have, the first of them being: “What if two or more people with the same name have a card?” At this, point Google will allow multiple cards to be visible, which can later be easily distinguished from each other by the amount of information that will be visible.
From a security point of view, Google is making sure that these cards are secure, and has taken critical steps to close the loopholes that can put the security of a user in jeopardy. To ensure that only legitimate people make a card, Google will only allow one card from an account and will require a phone number for the authentication process. Moreover, if someone feels that a card is fake or impersonated, then they can give Google feedback. You can also delete or update your card in Google at any time.
“people cards” have been rolled out to all Indian users on mobile phones earlier today. Here’s how you can get yours.
How to make your own card?
Google has described this process as extremely easy in a tweet they sent out earlier today. One can make their cart in just three easy steps as outlined below:
The following link should directly take you to the search, “add me to search”. Get your card today https://goo.gle/3gLW5Dh