When Google+ was first launched, it required users to use their real name. In a way this made sense since we’re sure we’d like to know who we are interacting with, right? However we guess there are some who are particularly concerned about their privacy and would rather not use their real names.
Well the good news is that if you have been holding out on Google+ for this feature, you will be pleased to learn that Google has recently announced that Google+ users who don’t want to use their real names will be able to do so.
According to Google, “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.”
The use of real names has been somewhat contentious because like we said, some people just wish to remain anonymous due to privacy concerns, not to mention the possibility of being able to be searched is probably a concern as well, especially when it comes to employers who are trying to find out more about an employee. In any case what do you guys think of the new changes made to Google+? A little too late, perhaps?
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