Google has introduced a new mobile-friendly feature to help people who want to be discoverable on google search.
Google people card makes it easy for people to create their search presence in the form of a card that includes all the information they want people to know about them.
Anyone with a Google account can create a people card by searching for their name and clicking the “add me to Search” prompt. This will take them through a simple process to add a photo, description, links to social profiles and other information that they’d like others to know about them.
One profile card is allowed for one google account and phone number. People can also report abusive contents, falsification and impersonation claims through a feedback form provided.
Olumide Balogun, Head of Consumer Apps, Sub-Saharan Africa at Google said that whether anyone is a content creator, business professional, or just wanting to stand out from the crowd — having an online presence is important.
He added, “For those without a formal website, or for people who share a name with many others, this is an easy way to create or distinguish their presence on Search,” he adds. “Google’s mission has always been to organise information and make it useful and accessible, and we’re now providing a new way – for people who want to be found – to organise information about themselves, right on Search, on their mobile phones.”
“In the last few years, we have been working with people across the region to better understand how Africans see Search and how we can make it more relevant and work better for the people on the continent. We built this feature for the millions of influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered.”
“A critical part of creating for Africa means building in line with the insights we are seeing from the region. We see that people in Africa want a search tool that reflects their real environment and also supports them to succeed as they go about their everyday hustle which is why the People Card creator is in full control of their information at all times; they choose what they would like to make public and if they would like to remove it.”