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Google Plus, Celebrities, Verified Name/ Profiles

on August 24, 2011 | Google Plus | Comments (1)

Just a quick update to let you know that the Google Plus social network has released a feature similar to Twitter, whereby ‘Celebrities’ and Public Figures can verify their profile and get a Verification badge.

This is an interesting movie, I think Google needs to be careful it doesn’t become too much like ‘Twitter’.

However Google has even suggested that in the future they may allow more people to verify.

If you hover over the Verification badge you will see ‘Verified Name’.

Google Plus Verified Name Profile
And here is the video from Google announcing this update.

We will keep you updated with any further important Google Plus updates as they come out.


David Cowling : Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and another blog dedicated to Instagram news. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au

  • Thanks for the update David!

    Let's be honest, most of Google's successes outside of their core biz have come on the back of acquisitions.

    If they can't buy the leaders in social, maybe just imitating them and then using Google's HUGE distribution advantage (as they have done with Google +) is the smartest move.











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