Launched in India, this feature allows you to create your virtual visiting card on search, highlighting your website and social profile.
Many of you will be guilty of searching for your own name on Google, but unfortunately not all of us are celebrities. However, Google people card is now giving us the option of being able to actually control the search results of its name with the help of virtual visiting cards. You will now have the ability to add information such as your name, hobby, work profile, and even attach your social media handle to a virtual visiting card.
Google has come up with a new feature called ‘Add me to search’. It is as simple as using a phrase search. Here’s how you can get started with the new feature and build or grow your online presence on Google search. To start the process you just have to type simply “add me to search” in Google or type your name. Keep in mind, search has to be done on mobile only. The company has not yet added support for desktop browsers.
Once you have done this, there will be a short form on the next page where you have to add all the information you want to see in the public domain. This includes a website address, social network profile and even email-id and phone number. You can then hit save to complete this process. Google claims that it may take some time for the virtual card to appear on Google search results. Google India also shared a step-by-step guide to create a new virtual visiting card on Twitter.
The purpose of this feature is to help individuals, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed people, freelancers who want to be discovered and help the world to find you.
Now follow the Steps to create your People Card on Google Search
Step 1: To create a People Card, you must first sign in to your Google account, search your name on Google Search
Step 2: Tap on the “Add to Me to Search” option that appears on the page
Step 3: Upload an image of yourself from your Google account, add a description and link to social profiles or websites. You can also include your phone number or email address if you want it on your virtual visiting card.
Step 4: Tap on “Save” option and that’s it
Google stated that for each new card, the user would have to authenticate the account with a unique mobile number. He/She will have full control of the information to be included on the card and may ever run out of experience, which will prevent his details from appearing in the search.
How secure is People Card?
To ensure that people will get help, the company has put together several security and control mechanisms to protect against objectionable content. There is a feedback button that helps you report low quality information or a card that you think has been created by an impersonator.
The card will be presented with your name, profession and location and the user can tap to view your card. The process in which people share their common names will be presented with several modules. Your unique information will help users differentiate you with different individuals to find accurate information.