Google People Cards: What is it and how can you create one?

Google is expanding the People Cards feature to the Sub-Saharan region. You might be wondering, what is this card all about? Well, it is like a virtual card or a virtual business card, where you can highlight your existing website or social profiles you want people to visit, plus any other information about yourself that you want others to know.

For now, the feature has officially rolled out for the people in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa searching on mobile phones. So, if you are a business professional or anyone looking to build up your own online presence, you might have a website, social profiles, and other information spread across many sites.

Besides, it does not really necessitate you to have a website or an online presence at all. All you need is to get started.

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How do you create Google People cards?

To create a people card for yourself, you first need to sign in to your Google Account. Then, search for your name or “add me to Search” and tap the prompt that appears.

As you build the people card, you can choose to include the image from your Google account, add a description of yourself, links to your website or social profiles, and a phone number or email address. The more information you provide, the easier it is for people to find you.

Only one People card is allowed per Google Account, and a phone number is required to authenticate the account. Google has set up a number of mechanisms to protect against abusive or spammy content.

If you come across low-quality information or a card that you believe was created by an impersonator, you can tap the feedback link to report the card. If you no longer want your people card to appear in Search, you can delete it at any time.

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Searching for professionals using People cards

So, Google wants you to use these cards in case you wish to find a specific person on its Search platform. When you search for someone’s name and there’s a card available, you’ll see a module with the name, profession, and location, which you can tap to see their card.

For people who share the same name, you’ll see multiple modules, and the information can help you distinguish between the different individuals to find who you’re looking for.

Google says it has created the feature for the millions of influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed individuals, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered, and the company hopes this new Search feature will help the world find them. 

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