How to change custom vanity URL for Google+ Pages


Did you recently get a custom URL for your Google+ page and now you want to make some changes to it? Read this article to find how to change the Google+ custom name.

Google recently started offering vanity URLs to Google+ profiles and Pages. Even though the vanity, custom Google+ page names were introduced sometime back, only recently Google started offering this to public. They rolled out this feature to a limited number of people and if you haven't got your custom Google+ url yet, checkout your Page and see if there is a message like shown below:

Get Vanity URL

If you see the offer from Google to create custom URL for your Page, click on "Get URL" in the message and proceed to accept the URL suggested by Google. You can make some changes to the offered URL, if you like.

When you click on "Get URL" link, you will be prompted to choose the suggested name or change it by adding a suffix to it. As of now, you cannot add a prefix or change the name completely.

Custom URL

Select your options and check the checkbox to accept the terms and conditions. Then click "Change URL". You will be prompted to confirm your selection.

Confirm custom URL choice

Review the name carefully once again before you click "Confirm choice". Remember, you will not be able to change the vanity URL once you confirm it.

How to change custom URL for your Google+ Page


As of now, Google does not allow you to rename your Google+ pages. Once you accept the vanity url, you will have to stick to it.

However, there are some limited options to make some changes to your Page name. The only allowed change as of now is, changing the case of letters. For example, if your page name is "+tonyjohn", you may change it to "+TonyJohn".

How to change the vanity url

Follow the steps below to make the changes to your vanity url.

Step 1: Open your Google+ Page by typing the old url or vanity url

Step 2: Click on "Manage this page"

Step 3: Click on "Overview" at the top left of the main menu

Step 4: Click on "Edit page" below your page name

Step 5: Look for the "Links" section and click on "Edit" below it

Step 6: Look for the Google+ url and make the changes you want. Remember that the only changes allowed currently is to change the case of the letters.

Change vanity URL

Step 7: Click on "Save" at the bottom.

Even though it appears to be a long process, once you get familiar with the navigation in Google+, you can get through all these steps very quickly.

Hope Google will allow us to choose our favourite names and change it as we like.

Did you get a vanity URL for your Google+ page? Please share your experience.

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Comments

Guest Author: vishnu28 Jan 2014

Hi, Can I change my xyz url to abc by following these steps?



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