Google+ does away with real name rule

Last updated 11:58, July 17 2014
PLUS FOR GOOGLE: No more demands from social network.
Reuters

PLUS FOR GOOGLE: No more demands from social network.

Google has heard your complaints and now says you don't have to give your real name to its social network.

After turning three-years-old last month, Google+ finally acquiesced to demands for more anonymity after slowly lowering the restrictions it required to sign up for the service.

"We know you've been calling for this change for a while," Google admitted in an online post last night. "We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users.

"For this we apologise, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be."

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