Google brings new privacy controls for mobile users

Michail, 02 October 2019

Back at Google I/O in May we saw that Maps and Search are the next two Android apps that will get Incognito mode built-in. Now Google is officially rolling it out so you can keep your activity and search data off your Google account. The feature will be accessible from the profile menu inside the app.

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Alongside, Google is adding several privacy controls such as auto-delete for YouTube which will delete all location, history and app activity data. You can set specific time periods ranging from 3 to 18 months after which the YouTube app will automatically delete their data. This feature is accessible from the My Activity menu inside the app.

Google Assistant is also getting new privacy controls that allow you to delete up to a week’s worth of voice command data directly within the Assistant app. For larger chunks of data, you will have to manually delete it from within the account settings menu.

Google brings new privacy controls for mobile users

Another useful new feature is the new Password Checkup, which evaluates your password strength, shows if any of those passwords have been compromised and suggests which ones could be strengthened. This feature is live on both desktop and mobile.

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Reader comments

It's not just joke of the year, it's also joke of the century.

  • Anonymous

Deleting yes, but only from your own view.

  • lol

At least they give u the option to delete instead of not letting u know they are collecting data but no control at all like iOS.