Google to Make All Profiles Public by July 31st

No doubt Google has jumped into social networking with a gigantic target, overtaking Facebook? And we have already seen a lot of development going on in this regard.

Google is already switching profiles to Google+ to integrate this newly launched social networking platform with as many features as it can, to attract users.

Here comes another update in this regard i.e. all Google profiles will go public from 31st July.

So if you are one of those users who are hiding behind the wall with their profiles as ‘private’, be sure that you won’t be able to hide the details anymore as Google has announced to make all profiles public from 31st July, 2011.

Google said following in a blogpost:

“The purpose of Google Profiles is to enable you to manage your online identity.  Today, nearly all Google Profiles are public. We believe that using Google Profiles to help people find and connect with you online is how the product is best used. Private profiles don’t allow this, so we have decided to require all profiles to be public.”

So with these profiles going public, you won’t be able to hide your name and gender while the rest of the information can be edited/deleted as per desire using Google+ privacy features.

As per Google:

“Your full name and gender are the only required information that will be displayed on your profile; you’ll be able to edit or remove any other information that you don’t want to share”

Also another important point is that all those profiles which remain private will automatically be deleted by Google on 31st July, 2011 – so if you do not want your profile to get deleted, simply switch it to ‘public’, yourself.


  • WHAT A NIGHTMARE!

  • webmaster

    @ Samia, Its not a Nightmare! Now we easily manipulate the search result as many webmaster are working on the way that how to deal with it on seo use.

  • Saeed

    I think it is not a good decision.

  • omer

    google know too much about us, each and every user. too much information in the hand of single company… and now this is dangerous

  • Shahid Saleem

    Hah hah I like the see the look on the faces of the facebook haters now.

    • Rabia Khan

      at least this is not that type of Privacy Failure at facebook.. :)

      • Rameez Kakakhel

        You’re feeding a Troll.

        • Shahid Saleem

          Inherited-ly correct, my friend. Inherited-ly.

          • Rameez Kakakhel

            Ohhhh Poor soul, did that hit hard? :P hahahaha! Truth is always bitter Mr. Grammar Nazi… :p
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            FYI: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Grammar%20Nazi

            • Shahid Saleem

              So, like, you don’t care when I correct your mistakes? Is that your point?

              • Rameez Kakakhel

                What’s here now…. Oh I see, a desperate attempt to change the topic from YOU to ME.
                Seriously, you had ur time and all you could come up with was this? This interpretation?
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                If you are like this in your real life I would have to say am really sorry for the poeple who live around you.
                Consider this:
                Shahid: Khanay mein Namak thora kam hai.
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                Begum: Aik chutki namak hi hai, daal dain, aap ko b har baat mein keeray nikalnay ki aadat hai bas.
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                Shahid: Yani k mein tumhari ghalti bata raha hon tho ghalat kar raha hon, ab yeh keeray nikalna hai? Yani k ab mein tumhein na batawon k tumhari ghalti kya hai, saari zindagi ganwar rehna chahti ho kya?
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                This is what you just did here. It’s not me, it’s you who needs to think about himself.

                • seee

                  lol hahahahhaah very funny yar ,kia scene khencha hai rameez.

                • Shahid Saleem

                  Um, yeah, I guess in your world it makes no sense to respond to someone who calls you a troll, right? Oh, and to do so without insulting you. Huh. Blows your mind.

                  Anyway, I won’t be helping correct your posts from now on. you know, like I did the last time without insulting you or anything.

                  Enjoy!

                  • Rameez Kakakhel

                    See, you did again what I told you that you do all the time. You won’t understand that it’s not about me, you do it to everyone around here… change the course of discussion to a favorable one that you are good at and then counter-argument. What should I call you for this? A genius? You are skilled at this I admit it.
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                    Let me tell you a Short story from the Pashto Literature:
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                    Aik banda baagh mein jata hai phal tornay k leye. Jab wo darakth pa charr jata hai tho chowkidar ajata hai. Chowkidar use kehta hai k neechay utro tho yeh kehta hai k ‘tum ne apni Biwi k leye chappal kahan se khareeday?’.. wo kehta hai neechay utro, aur yeh kehta hai k Tum ne apni biwi k leye chappal kaha se khareeday?
                    Chowkidar akhir mein tang ajata hai aur kehta hai k tum kyun pooch rahay ho k mein ne chappal kahan se khareeday?
                    Tho wo banda jawab daita hai k Aise hi baat se baat yaad ajati hai… :p
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                    Mujhay koi shauq nahi hai tum se behas mein ulajnay ka, It certainly isn’t my hobby either. But sometimes I fell like telling the world What you do coz Jis baagh mein tum aaye ho na, is ki mein bari izaat karta hoon.
                    I hope you understand, Dua hi kar sakta hon mein aur tumharay leye :p Agay Allah ki marzi hai… :)
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                    Ya Rab Na Wo Samjhay Hain, Na Samjhen Ge Meri Baat,
                    De aur dil unko, jo na de mujh ko zabaan aur :P

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                    @seeee:
                    Lolz! Thanks man ;)

  • Nauman Afzal

    Hmm, so what about those fake profiles in Facebook? Will Google have an equivalent of those too?

  • SHerazi

    Dear Admin & Friends, I want some important information as i use gmail address as my email and i do business and have so many contacts in that email account, our business is the secrete of the contacts that from whom we are buying and to which we are selling the goods.
    I need information that will the Google public profile will you my connection or friends on profile as like facebook.

    Thanx in advance for your cooperation plz guide me.

    • Dear Sherazi, from your comment all i got that you want something like Facebook fan page? Profiles going public is totally different thing and if you are looking for page feature, please check back in few minutes as our post on Google+ Business is in pipeline.

    • Haider

      need not to worry ,google will not disclose your contacts info

      • Sherazi

        Dear Ahsan & Haider thanx for your response.
        Actually i dont want that some one can get my information as in facebook we can see someones friends and activities.
        Kindly provide if have any further information about this.
        Again thanx and best wishes for all.

        • Rameez Kakakhel

          You can keep all your contacts private, no worries :)

          • Nauman Afzal

            Thanks for sending the invite. I got it working last night :-)

  • Ahmad Hassan

    wth :S

  • Patrick

    Google will beat the hate monger ,blasphemous ,pig headed,biased and narrow minded “Facebook”

  • i am waiting for Google + business