No Fake Names Allowed on Google+

Ever since it made its maiden entry into the already over-crowded social media market, Google Plus has been consistently looking for new ways to let users identify themselves on the site.

Apparently, the search giant wanted to keep users from adopting fake names. However, many users are already using "fake" names to sign up instead of using their original names. In fact, Google has already suspended the profiles of numerous users who joined the social media site by using a pseudonym. Using a fake name is common on many other social media platforms.

Google has decided to ammend their policy to extend support for a select few pseudonyms, however. This has been confirmed by Bradley Horowitz, a co-leader of Google+. So from now on, users will be allowed to use "established" pseudonyms like Madonna and so on.

"Today is a small step towards improving the ways in which you can communicate your identity on Google+," Horowitz wrote on a blog post, according to a CNET report.

"We will be listening to feedback from the community and will continue to refine all aspects of how we handle names and identity over the coming weeks, months, and beyond," he added.