What Google Says:
Decide what the world sees when it searches for you. Express yourself in words and pictures.
Show the world who you are and what you’re passionate about. Choose a beautiful cover photo, share some fun facts, or even add your bragging rights.
Share details with the right people.
You’re in control of who sees the information on your profile. Keep your cell phone number limited to close friends, but share your hometown with the world.
Be yourself all across Google.
Your profile puts a face to your name across Google. Friends and family will be able to see who they’re talking to when you’re in a Hangout, send an email, collaborate in Google Drive and more.Source: Google Profile and Access and privacy of your profile
Why You Should Use It:
Managing your Google profile via Google Plus will protect your privacy and reputation – be vigilant!
Watch this short video from Google on how to set up your profile:
If you want to change your Google Profile name, here’s a quick video to show you how: