In a major move, Google launched a Search feature called People cards. People cards are virtual visiting cards of sorts that can be created on Google Search. The new cards are designed to help people who want to be discovered online and for those who want to share their work. The feature is only available on mobile and can be accessed only in English, as of now.
The new feature is aimed at helping the millions of individuals, influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed people, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered and help the world find them.
To make a people card more descriptive, users can also add profile images from their Google accounts, links to their social profiles, their phone numbers, and email addresses.
Google has included certain safeguards to ensure helpful and reliable information and to maintain the quality of information on cards. These include mechanisms to protect against abusive or offensive content, and limiting the experience with only one People Card allowed per Google Account.
Users must authenticate a people card with a unique mobile number. This means for every new card, users will require a unique cell number.
The information people put in Search cards is aimed at helping users distinguish people when they search for people with the same names.