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Jun232018

Google Account Gain More Transparency and Control Features

Google provide users access to all their privacy and security settings together in one place for easier managing the right options. Thursday, an improvized version of the Google Account experience was rolled out to users across the globe.

The update which is made public about a month after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), bring new features, like easy account navigation, more prominent security and privacy options, detailed summaries of relevant information associated with users, like personal info, devices, payment methods, purchases, subscriptions, reservations, and contacts.

In the screen shot below you can view detailed summary:

Google Account Detailed Summary

The most obvious change to Google Account is the new intuitive design that adds horizontal navigation tabs, which surface user controls on data and personalization, security and privacy. The Data & Personalization tab houses all types of activity controls and ad personalization options and information.

Here is an screenshot of new activity control feature:

Google Account Activity Control

Google also added new ways that introduces a new search functionality that help in finding settings and other info, like how to change your password.

A new dedicated support section providing help with common tasks, like upgrading an account storage, and get answers from community experts is added as well. It’s where you can find recently updated Privacy Checkup that helps to review all of your privacy settings.

Screenshot of new Search and Community Help features:

Google Account Search and Community Help

Security Checkup now provide an overview related to account security and personalized recommendations as well as prominent notices when there’s something to improve security.

Google also has plans to improve these important tools as needs around security and privacy evolve.

For now, the update is only available to Android users, and iOS and web will be getting these updates later this year.

Google Account Security Issues Notification

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