Google+ Real Name Policy Restriction Lifted, Yes You Can Use Nicknames

If you are one of those people stayed away from Google+ due to its real name policy, then you have good news today. Real name policy is now gone and you can start using any name you prefer even nicknames.

Finally and once for all, Google+ has lifted the real name policy and lets you to create Google+ profiles as you wish.

Here is the announcement

When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names.

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use.

We know you’ve been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today’s change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.

This policy change is going to be huge for Google+ and the right move in my opinion. Google+ is the second largest social network on the internet and this opens the door to millions of people out there not interested in giving out the real name and instead use nicknames.

What do you think of this real name policy change? If you are not a Google+ user, Are you going to join now? Share your thoughts through comments below.

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