Google introduced today “people cards” on its search engine in India to enable users to build their profiles. The new app which has been being tested in the country for some years provides Google Search with a virtual card-like interface in which users can highlight their current websites or social media profiles to educate the public about their identity.
It uses the knowledge graph from Google to view user information. In particular, to build your people card on Google Search you need to enter your mobile number and a Google account.
Gadgets 360 has been told by Google Search product manager Lauren Clark that the people cards functionality is currently restricted to India and that there are no expansion plans to share right now.
“You may be wondering why we’re launching this feature in India first,” said Clark in a briefing. “We are always looking for new ways to make search more useful for people, and we found that there were some unique information needs to India that we could help serve first.”
The primary goal of people’s cards is to make Google Search accessible to individuals with a public profile that is seen on top of all results. It was first identified in February as a profile token.
Google notes that it plans to provide the public with “helpful and accurate information” with people’s cards. Thus, if any users find something odd with people’s cars, this provides an option to flag abuse, impersonation, or even low-quality content.
The search giant also aims to incorporate human analysis and automated technologies to mark the content infringement policy. In addition, only a single card is permitted to limit fake profiles via Google account.
How to create your own people card on Google
Sign in your Google Account and seek “Search Me Add” in order to create your own people card. You will now see a message saying, “Add to Google Search.” Tap this button. After that, you will be asked to include a six-digit unique code that verifies your phone number to start the process.
Now, Google offers you a method for building your online profile by adding a brief overview of your location and your job. You can also add information on your work, education, your hometown, websites, and your profile in social media.