By Santosh Sharma I 10 October 2022
Google launched a new feature which allows users in India to create ‘People Cards’, which is virtual visiting cards, making it easier for them to build an online presence and discover others.
Purpose of Google People Card
The India-first feature, which has been in testing for a couple of years, will allow users to create a virtual visiting card on Google Search, and highlight their existing website or social profiles and information that they would like others to know.
“The new feature is aimed at helping the millions of individuals, influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed people, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered and help the world find them.
Users across India can discover the People Cards on their mobile phones, in English.
Feature & Benefits
- When a user searches for someone’s name and a Card is available, they will see a module with the name, profession and location and then tap on the Card, she said.
- For people who share the same name, the Search will show multiple modules, and unique information can help users distinguish between different individuals to find accurate information.
- Google has put together a variety of protections and controls to maintain the quality of information on People Cards.
- The google visiting card include mechanisms to protect against abusive or offensive content.
- It limits the experience with only one People Card allowed per Google Account. For every new card, the user must authenticate the account with a unique mobile number. In some cases, additional information may be required for verification.
- It have feedback button option which can be used to identify and report low-quality information or a Card that they believe was created by an impersonator.
- People Card creators must comply with content policies, and the Google uses a combination of human reviews and automated techniques to authenticate details provided.
- Users will have complete control on the information to be included on the Card and can opt out of the feature, following which their details will stop appearing in search. Users must understand that the information shared is public when these cards are being created or updated.
How to get People card?
Creating people card is very easy and only you need is Google account. So if you want to create peoples card you need to create Gmail account in Google. Follow following steps and you can easily create your personalized Google visiting card.
- To create a People Card, users need to log into your Google Account.
- Search for your name or “add me to Search” on your mobile phones and tap the prompt that appears.
- New page appears after clicking the link, your Gmail account image will be visible on this page. Enter your mobile number and you will receive 6 digit OTP. Use same to authenticate.
- Now provide details which you want to share like about your business, address and mainly all details which you find in visiting card.
- After confirmation, Google will release your visiting card. You can also link your social profile to it.
Both creation of the Card and display of results will be available only on mobile phones and your profile will be visible on