Google+ Shifts Policy To Give Terms Violators Time To Comply

Perhaps realizing it was a bit overzealous in enforcing its mandate that Google+ users affix their real names to accounts, the social network altered its policy of account suspension for violators. Instead of giving suspected fake-name users an immediate heave-ho, Google+ will now give them four days to comply with the policy.

The Google+ blog says “During this period, you can continue to use Google+ as usual. We’re hoping that most affected users will be able to quickly fix their profile name while continuing to enjoy all that Google+ has to offer.”

The post also says those who don’t comply with the policy those with suspended accounts will be able to take their content with them.

Google+ Update: Common Name Grace Period [Google+ via Wired]

Previously: Report: Google Deleting Google+ Accounts With Little Explanation