All you need to know about Google's ‘People Cards’ in India
New Delhi: Tech giant Google has released a game-changing feature to improve the social lives of their loyal Indian fans. This feature is good news to public figures in India who have long been impersonated online by unscrupulous individuals. Searching for specific people in India just got a lot easier. Google has introduced a People Card feature to the Indian tech community. This feature has been introduced to help people redesign and rebrand their online presence, most especially for people who are new to the vast online community as well as those who are yet to possess a website.
A statement in a Google blog post reads: "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.”
Business owners in India can now take advantage of this new Google feature by creating People Cards for their top executives so as to give the business an attractive online presence. This people's card feature has a variety of functions. For example, Internet users can use them to showcase their contact information like social media profiles, phone number, website information, or any other details they wish to make public.
When a user inputs specific details to locate someone on Google search, these cards will appear on the search results. These personal cards contain various modules, which will display the person's profession, name and location. There are cases where a single individual has multiple modules on their single cards, the search results for that person will yield sufficient information about that individual. The information presented will enable the user to be certain that the person shown is who they actually want.
Creating your own people card is very easy, and doesn't require any special skill. To create your people card, you will need to sign in to your Google account. After signing in, you will need to type into Google search "Add me to search". When the search results come up, you will be directed to a link where you can include specific information about yourself. You can decide the type of information to include or the details about yourself you want public.
This information may also include the image from your Google account, a brief narrative about yourself, a link to your website or social media profiles, and, depending on your choice, your phone number or email address. Individuals that decide to use People Card must note that Google allows only one card per user and it is necessary to verify the account with your phone number. Card owners can erase these cards whenever they want to.
To properly utilise this Google feature, individuals, business executives and public figures are required to display accurate information about themselves that will guide people searching for them to their profiles. Google hopes that the introduction will not only expand the reach of the brand, but will also help individuals and businesses connect better and interact within a safe space.