Simple steps to make edits to the custom URL of your Google+ profile or page – guide to edit capitalization and diacritics of the URL.
Google+ rolled out custom URLs for pages and profiles a few days ago. It preapproves your Google+ profile or page first, and then you can take a custom URL as decided by their system.
In case of very common brand or page or person name, you might only get approved to use a different accent of it. For example, the name Rahul Arora is quite common in India, and Google+ was already aware of that. It approved me to use
RahulArora in the URL of my G+ profile suffixed with some numeral or alphabet. Therefore I got
google.com/+RahulArora1 as my profile URL (I was sad why I didn’t get +RahulArora only).
Editing a Google+ Custom URL
It’s true that once you get your custom URL, you can’t change it to something else; like I can’t change it to
+RahulArora2. But still, you can do edits in your it. But about what, as it can’t change once taken?
After claiming a unique URL for your profile or page, you can still make edits in the capitalization and diacritics of your Google+ URL, as mentioned by Google here. For instance, I had
+Techably as the URL of Google+ page of this website – and generally, I write the brand name as “TechAbly”. So, I edited the URL and made it +TechAbly.
How can I edit the URL?
If you too want to do such edits, it can be done using the Links section in the About section of your Google+ page or profile. Click that Edit link at the bottom of the Links box.
Now alter the capitalization in the URL as shown in the above screen and save the changes. Done! I also have a video recorded of the tutorial, take a look if you’re feeling confused somewhere while implementing the steps: