Whether you love it or hate it, Google+ is gaining popularity. To the tune of 40+ Million users. But are you as annoyed as I was with the long URL's? There is just something about being labeled a number that tends to irk me. That is, until I found this great idea. You've probably already got your personalized links for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, & YouTube - so why not keep your image uniform in appearance? Although Google+ doesn't have this option within it yet, here's a different approach...
STEP 1: Open your Google+ account. Click on your name, which will take you to your profile page.
STEP 2: Look at the top address bar to find your current URL. It will look something like this: https://plus.google.com/102544933847708178631/posts?hl=en
STEP 3: Copy (highlight then press <ctrl C >) the long group of numbers only: https://plus.google.com/102544933847708178631/posts?hl=en
STEP 4: Go to http://gplus.to and you should see a screen like this:
STEP 5: Choose your vanity Nickname in the left-hand box, then paste or enter you’re the string of numbers from STEP 3. Click “add”. Now you’ve created your own vanity URL! Occasionally, it will redirect you away from this page. Don’t worry. Just go to your web address bar and type it in.
Check me out: http://gplus.to/KimiSharp
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