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Google+ will stop forcing you to use your real name

16
Jul
2014

After years of receiving complaints that its policies put users at risk, Google said today that it has eliminated the requirement that people use their real names on Google+. The real-name policy, which debuted with the launch of Google+ three years ago, was designed to create a network that looked like Facebook. But it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names, the company said today in an unsigned post on Google+. For this we apologize, and we hope that todays change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. The future of Google+ has been uncertain since Vic Gundotra abruptly stepped down and Sergey Brin openly lamented getting involved with it in the first place.

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