Google has rolled out a new feature named “Google Public Card”. This will serve as virtual visiting cards. Any people can find others on Google just by searching their name on Google (if they have created their virtual visiting car). This feature will surely help small businessmen, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other peoples who provide essential services at a small scale. This feature was first launched in India because people here have more affinity to search their names in Google search and also India is the second-largest internet market in the world.
Google Public Card can be changed and edited by the individual. If someone finds any fraud detail within the card then they can also report that card. If you don’t need Google Public Card anymore than you can also delete it as per your convenience.
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What is the procedure and how one can register himself/herself on Google?
Here are some steps that you can follow and get yourself registered on Google Public Card:
Special Note: Make sure you have “Login” to your Gmail account. If not then first do that.
Step 1: Search for your name on “Google” Search bar.
Here, For example: Alok Kumar.
Step 2: There you will see a prompt box in which an option will appear as “Get Started”. As shown in the picture below:
Step 3: Click on “Get started”
Step 4: You will see a page with heading “Create your Public Card”. As shown below:
Step 5: Now you have to fill your general information -Name, location, about, and occupation.(these all are mandatory)
There are so many other fields that you can fill such as Work, Education, Hometown, Website, Social profiles, email, and phone number. If you don’t want to add your email id pr phone number on your public card than it will be your choice. If you provide more information on your public card then it will be easier for another person to find you.
You can also change your profile picture by clicking on the “Change Avtaar” button which is on the below of your profile picture.
Note: Before filling these details you may have to verify your phone number. Google will send an OTP on your number and you have to input that OTP to continue.
Step 6: Your “Google Public Card” or “Virtual Visiting Card” is ready.
What about the spam contact that will appear on Google’s Public Card?
Google Already has an idea about these types of contacts that’s why Lauren Clark, product manager for Search at Google wrote about it in a blog post. Here are a few words by Lauren Clark:
“We have a number of mechanisms to protect against abusive and spammy content, and if you come across low-quality information or a card you believe was created by an impersonator, you can tap the feedback link and let us know. If you no longer want people cards to appear in Search, you can delete it at any time”.