Google+ Can you change extended Profile ID ?

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Google+ Can you change extended Profile ID ?

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I don’t know if you are like me but I hate numbers – I go to all lengths to avoid these numbers that they give us for personal links on various websites. So I’ve been trying to find out how to change the long number (its 21 digits!) on the Google+ Profile ID to my Google mail name.  which I thought was an option, but it has disappeared.

The short answer  is that officially at present you cannot change the extended URL; while Google plus is on “Field Trial”

When its out of trial  you should be able to do this to get your username

At the moment the “Profile URL” section isn’t even there.. so keep an eye out for it.

Here is what Natalie Villalobos – Community Manger for the Google+ project (what a great job!)  said…

Patience is a virtue


There are ways……..

1) Here’s how to get your  own name in your google+ link

Today or very recently a third party application  has been launched called where you can change your profile to shorter name –

Its not real – its just like a short link but it has gplus in it.  So for  now…..

that will do nicely.

2) Use your google profile link –  and it goes to your Google+


Hope this helps.

By | 2017-02-08T01:20:37+00:00 July 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |9 Comments

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  • While I suppose it would be nice for users to have a customized profile id, I probably wouldn’t trust a domain that hosts in Turkey with any Google info whatsoever.  I am not a member of Google+ yet, and I have been invited several times, but only to see that Google is rate-limiting the requests, and have not gotten to me yet.

    • I must admit I was a bit dubious but it is only a link shortener, all you put is your url – keep trying they open it now and then I’ve heard, it took me until the day after receiving my invite to get in but since then its more restricted. Thanks again

  • Maliwertan

    how can i rechange the name after “/”?

    • No you can only use it once, I just tried and it said my name has already been done. 

  • Sankar Anbazhagan

    I’ve already subscribed to Google+..but I can’t custmize my URL…nw wht can i do…

    • Michelledh

      Hi, Did you try what I suggested with ?

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  • Michelledh

    Thanks very much, you are most welcome 🙂

  • I can not change my google + id

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