Getting a customized url for your Google Plus profile
Your Google plus profile has a ugly looking url that is almost impossible to remember, mine looks like this https://plus.google.com/115781099019798049565/. Some say google does it to prevent spammers from figuring out your email address since google plus profiles are linked to gmail accounts. But I don’t really care about that since all my SN accounts use the same username anyway. I just want a nice, easy to remember url but couldn’t find any way to do that in google settings.
After some searching, I found that you can redirect to your G+ profiles using a url in this format – http://profiles.google.com/username
where username is the gmail username. I’m quite satisfied with this, but this still doesn’t allow you to get a customized url.
Here comes the solution: http://gplus.to/
Using gplus.to you can choose your own username and it will shorten your G+ profile url to this format: http://gplus.to/nickname. I set mine to
One great thing about gplus.to is that you don’t have to create an account or anything. There are a bunch of other sites that do the same thing, I think this one is the most popular so far.