A U Turn From Google+ Over The Use Of Pseudonyms


Over the past months, there has been a lot of talk about Google+ users having to use their own names. but following celebrities such as Will.i.am creating a Google+ profile with a name that clearly is not real Google have been getting plenty of complaints from users who want to use the names that they go by, rather than their actual names.

Well now it seems that Google have been listening and will be relaxing this policy for users that use a pseudonym, however they will need to prove that this is a name already in use and has a following elsewhere.

According to posting made by Bradley Horowitz the VP Product, Google+ on his personal account page, he said;

To reiterate, the features described herein will be rolling out over the next couple of days.

Today is a small step towards improving the ways in which you can communicate your identity on Google+. We will be listening to feedback from the community and will continue to refine all aspects of how we handle names and identity over the coming weeks, months and beyond.

Thanks for your continuing feedback and support.

Source [BBC]


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