How To Set Google Plus Custom Username?

Since 2011 Google Plus has been creating lots of buzz in online community. Today I got a tech news in newspaper about Google Plus. The great news is Google Plus finally launched its much anticipated feature “Custom Profile Username” Custom URLs are easy to remember, much easier to share with others, short and looks professional.
If you are a user of Google Plus then you possibly notice your profile URL. It looks like as below:

This type of profile URL is looks ugly, so hard to remember and unprofessional. Before this mind blowing feature we were not able set Google Plus username directly except third party’s service.
But now we are able to setup our G+ profile username and custom page name officially from Google to get rid of those unattractive profile URLs.

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Shinemat Official Google Plus page

Let’s see how to create a custom Google Plus profile URL

Required things to claim custom Google Plus profile link.

1. Must have a profile photo.
2. At least 10 followers.
3. Account must be over 30 days old.

Claiming your Google Plus username:

1. Log in to your Google plus account with your ID and password.

2. Go to your Google Plus profile (not in your homepage)

3. A notice bar will be appear on top. You will see a pre-approved custom URL set by Google.

setup G+ custom URL

4. Now click Get URL button.

5. A popup box will appear.

Change GPlus Profile Link

Optional Note:
You can change your username if you don’t like pre-approved username set by Google. To change, simply click Request a different one link and type your desired username. Mention the reason for the change.
After submitting your changed username allow 2-3 days to Google to review it. After accepting your changed custom URL you will be able to publish your Google plus profile with your own username like
If you don't want to change just leave without any change.

6. Check check box icon I agree to the Terms of Service.

7. Click Change URL

8. After accepting your custom URL Google will ask you to confirm your mobile number. Now select your country flag and type your mobile number. A code will come to your mobile. Enter this code in verification box and click Verify button.

Google Plus mobile verify

That’s all. You are all done. Now your Google plus profile address is just like below.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Google Plus Username now!

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