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Google+ Now Allows Nicknames

Service will be rolling out changes to its naming policy

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Google+ Now Allows Nicknames

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 Previously on Google Plus...

The internet was up in arms about Google Plus not allowing them to use nicknames, psuedonyms or other handles that they might be known as, online. 

People were being banned for attempting to use names that didn't appear to be "real names," according to Google's robots. 

All that is changing now.

According to a post from Bradley Horowitz and Google, nicknames and other names will be allowed.

"Over the next week, we’ll be adding support for alternate names – be they nicknames, maiden names, or names in another script – alongside your common name. This name will show up on your Google+ profile and in the hovercards which appear over your name. In the next few weeks, we’ll be displaying it more broadly as part of your name in other areas of Google+ as well. So if you’re Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jane Doe (Smith), or Saurabh Sharma (सौरभ शर्मा), you can now communicate your identity the way you want to."

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