August 20, 2020
On 11th August, Google announced ‘People Cards’. This allows users to build an online presence by creating a virtual visiting card and discover others on Search.
The People Cards feature is aimed at helping individuals, influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed people, freelancers who are just getting started and may not have a website or much of an online presence at all. To help them want to be discovered and help the world find them, Google rolled out the ‘People card’
Google’s People Cards allows users to create a virtual visiting card on Search, highlight their website & social profiles, and also add contact information and a brief description of ourselves that we would like others to know.
This feature is a first for India, rolled out because of the special affinity people in India, the world’s second-largest internet market, have shown toward looking up their own names on the search engine.
Note: It works only on Mobile devices and is available on
According to Search Engine land, People cards may increase visibility for personal brands by making a knowledge panel-like list of links and information about an individual available to potential customers, clients and/or employers right from the search results.
Also, According to Google, the more the information provided by the user, the easier it will be for other people to search for them. Google has also taken strict measures to avoid misuse of personal information through this feature. It lets create only one People Card per account. Also, there are several options to provide feedback to the company and report accounts if the users come across any fraudulent content.
Below is a simple step-by-step easy to follow guide on creating your people card also known as the virtual visiting card.
Step 1: Type “add me to Search” in Google Search on your phone and tap on ‘Get started’
Step 2: Google prompts to sign in to your Google Account
Step 3: Provide all necessary information such as name, a brief description about yourself, location, links to your website, and social media profiles, also add an image of yourself. You can also provide your phone number or email address for people to contact you.
Step 4: On filling all the details, Tap on the “preview” option
Step 5: Your People card’s preview option appears. Tap on the ‘Save’ option to create the card and that’s it.
Step 6: Finally, to view your card, open Google search again, and type your ‘name’ or type ‘’add me to search’’ and that should display your people card. Here is a People Card’s Example of how your virtual visiting card may look:
Google said that for every new card, the user must authenticate the account with a unique mobile number. He/she will have complete control of the information to be included on the card and can opt-out of the experience anytime, which will stop their details from appearing in Search.
If you wish to remove your people card from the Google search, Follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to google search. Make sure you’re signed in to your Google Account.
Step 2: Find your people card by typing your ‘name’ or “add me to search”
Step 3: Search for edit my people card.
Step 4: Tap Remove my search card from Google and it will be removed
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