How to create a Google+ vanity URL

Unlike other social networking services, Google+ doesn't let you create your own personal URL. Follow this guide to create your own short URL for sharing with friends.

Google+ is fresh, and you might already be wondering how to point friends and family to your profile. But unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google doesn't offer vanity URLs, leaving you with a lengthy and hard-to-memorize profile link, like

Get on board with instead--it's a service that shortens your Google+ profile into a simple, memorable link. In this How To, CNET's Brian Tong shows you how.

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Create a vanity URL for your Google+ profile

Google's newest social network hasn't opened up to the public yet, but if you're already part of the club, you've got to look good. Brian Tong shows you how to create a vanity URL for your Google+ profile.