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Recently Google launches its service named people card. This is a virtual card that you can use as your visiting card. Whenever someone asks you for your visiting card, you can proudly say “Search my name on Google”
This is designed for the user like freelancers, influencers, entrepreneurs, and self-employed peoples who want to increase their reach and want themselves to be discovered online.
People card service is currently available on Mobile search only and also only available in English search.
Currently, this service is only available in India. But sooner the service will be open for entire world.
Before Google’s People Card, Only Celebrities and public figure’s profiles were shown on the Google search that too with the help of Wikipedia. But from now on anyone can create their profile with people card and have a feel like celebrities. Although presently it is less popular because very few people know and use this feature. But in the near future, it will widely accepted as visiting cards and will leave a huge impact.
It does not require you to have a website, you can create it with your social links only.
Creating your profile is super easy. You just need a basic internet connection, a mobile browser, a Google account, and of course you must be a resident of India(very soon the service will be open for other countries as well). Here is a step by step guide to create Google People card.
These cards will appear only in the search results when peoples try to search for someone. When People search for someone and their card is available then it will show their picture, Name profession, about, home town, social links, and in the last a website if given.
And of course, it is possible that multiple peoples may have created their cards with the same name. In this situation, results will be shown as multiple modules and you can distinguish them with other information like about or pictures.
People could create only one card from one Google account, this restriction is enforced to avoid fake accounts The user also get a human review feature by which an abusive or non-related information can be avoided.
It seems like India is becoming a testing ground for big tech giants like Google for launching their product and features. The reason is simple India has the second-largest internet users currently around 391 million users after China. And of course, China doesn’t use and allow foreign technologies as India does. So India has become a suitable location for launching and expanding their services.
Not only people card, last year Google launched its language learning app Read alone (Bolo) in India before launching in other countries.