GOOGLE LAUNCHES PEOPLE CARDS- A VIRTUAL VISITING CARD WHICH MAKES USERS MORE VISIBLE ONLINE
Always known for multiple innovations, Google has launched a new feature named as “People Cards” for the mobile users in India.
The people cards feature will work as a virtual visiting card with the users having an option to display the information of their choice to the world. The feature is supposed to help people in refining their search for a specific person.
The feature is aimed at helping a number of people such as:-
- Self-employed people
- Potential employees
- or any person who wants to be discovered across the globe.
“The feature is being launched in India because of the geography’s affinity to search their own names,” said Lauren Clark, product manager for search at Google.
“We have a number of mechanisms to protect against abusive or spammy content, and if you come across low-quality information or a card that you believe was created by an impersonator, you can tap the feedback link to inform us. If you no longer want your people card to appear in Search, you can remove it at any time,” wrote Lauren Clark, in a blog post.
Features of People Cards
- One people card per Google account.
- Spam protection.
- Abuse protection.
- Content policies will be applicable.
- Human review as and when required.
- People cards will show photos, professions, and locations of the concerned person.
- Option of adding multiple details about themselves such as contact details, education details, social media profiles info etc.
- Feedback option for reporting about incorrect cards or inferior quality cards.
- Option of opting out at any time.
“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. For people in India searching on mobile phones, people cards are rolling out in English starting today,” wrote Clark.
How to create your own People Card
The procedure for the creation of a people card is very simple and can be easily understood by the following steps:
Step-1: sign in to your Google account
Step-2: search for “add me to search”
Step-3: tap the prompt “add yourself to Google search”
Step-4: provide your mobile number
Step-5: six-digit OTP verification of the mobile number given in the previous step
Step-6: fill the form provided by Google
Step-7: add relevant details such as location, a brief description of who you are, work, education, etc.
Step-8: Creation of your people card is completed.
This feature will definitely be of great help for freelancers, entrepreneurs, influencers or potential employees. But on the flip side, this would also enable Google to access a lot of personal information about its users. It might help the company to reinforce its artificial intelligence algorithms and improve its user information.
Edited By Minu Mishra
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