Google launches virtual business cards exclusively in India, gives users more online visibility

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New Delhi: Tech giant and global search engine Google Tuesday released a new feature that allows users in India to create virtual business cards. Called ‘People Cards‘, these are designed to help users build an online presence and also discover others.

Launched only in India, it is not likely to be expanded for the time being. The feature is available on mobile phones and can be accessed in English.

🆕 Introducing the people card on Google Search.

Showcase your business, passion or portfolio when people search for you on Google.

Get started ➡️

— Google India (@GoogleIndia) August 11, 2020

The card can be created in a simple three-step process.

First, users will have to login to their Google accounts on their phones and search for their names on Google search. They can also tap on the ‘add me to search’ option that

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Over the past few months, Google has reinforced its India strategy, first with their investments in Jio Mart and commitments to India-focused initiatives. Then came the news of Pixel 4a arriving in the country some time in October. Now, Google has topped it off by making available its new Search feature that allows users to get discovered online more easily. 

The Search feature would allow entrepreneurs, journalists, freelancers and influencers, medical doctors or other categories of users to create their personalized identity that would make them easily discoverable. Google says the feature called people cards, would be its first attempt in India and was a result of the affinity that people in the world’s second largest internet market showed towards looking up their own names on Google Search. 

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How to Create Your Virtual Google Card

In a limited launch, Google is testing virtual business cards in search results that show up when a person’s name is searched for.

Now rolling out in India, Google’s new ‘people cards’ let individuals highlight themselves in search results like never before.

How to Create a People Card

Step 1

Enter the query “add me to search” and you’ll the option to create a people card at the top of the screen.

Add Me to Search: How to Create Your Virtual Google Card

Tap on “Get started” to begin creating your card.

Step 2

Fill out your information. Tap the button to get started. You’ll see the following screen:

Add Me to Search: How to Create Your Virtual Google Card

The required fields appear first, which are:

Below the required fields you’ll see a section of additional information you can include if you want to.


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The fields shown in the screenshot below are all optional. You add as many or as few as you wish.

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Another benefit for investors who use the internet as a research tool is its ability to give you an organized experience customized to the securities in your investment portfolio.

One tool that does so is Google Finance. Google Finance is a searchable tab within that lets you track the performance of your securities. Google Finance is an update to the original version of Google Finance which resided on its own portal. In this article, we’ll walk you through a way to track the stocks in your portfolio using Google Finance and attempt to answer some questions that you might have.

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  1. Go to
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Compare stocks

  1. Go to
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  3. Tap or click Compare.
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