Google has launched so-called "person cards" or "virtual business cards". According to Google, these person cards are "This is where you highlight your existing website or social profiles that you want people to visit and other information about yourself that you want others to know."

Google said this was a way for "business people, performers, or anyone looking to build their own online presence. You may have a website, social profiles, and other information spread across many websites."

It reminds me of the way you claim your knowledge panel, but for practically everyone.

To get started you need to be in India, search Google (add me to search) and follow the directions. Here is a GIF of it in actin:

Google wrote:

Our goal in searching is to always ensure that people can find helpful and reliable information. We therefore have a number of protective measures and controls in place to ensure the quality of the information on identity cards. Only one person card is allowed per Google account. A phone number is required to authenticate the account. We have a number of mechanisms in place to protect against abusive or spammy content. If you come across poor quality information or a card that you believe was created by an impersonator, you can tap the feedback link to let us know. If you no longer want your person card to appear in the search, you can delete it at any time.

If you're trying to find someone in search, these new maps can help you find the right person quickly and easily. When you search for someone's name and a map is available, a module will appear with their name, occupation, and location that you can tap to view the map. Multiple modules are displayed for people with the same name. You can use the information to distinguish between the different people to help you figure out who to look for.

Here are more screenshots:

Only in: – Google has introduced "People Cards" in India, a kind of personal virtual business card.

Also looks like a Jr. Knowledge Graph😬

Hey @rustybrick, you know about this and is it in the US too? pic.twitter.com/cxhE8cN8xe

– Tanüj Sangal (@Tanuj_Sangal_), August 11, 2020

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