Google is Rolling Out New Privacy Features for Google Maps, YouTube and Google Assistant
In Google I/O, the company announced that it will be rolling out certain new privacy features for its apps- Google Maps and YouTube. Now the company has started rolling out updates regarding the same. Google Maps is going to receive an incognito mode option whereas YouTube will get a data deletion option.
Along with Google, there are so many other tech giants who fell into jeopardy due to the amount of data they are collecting. From users to regulators across the world are questioning the privacy that these platforms are providing and this has created some serious situations for Google.
Hence, Google started providing privacy for the users on its apps like Google Maps and YouTube. Even Google Assistant is also going to get a new privacy feature too.
Google Maps has got the incognito mode feature. When you open incognito mode, the location that you type or the ways that you searched for won’t be stored in google records. This way you can maintain discretion.
In YouTube, you will see an option of auto-deletion. You can set a time period for this auto-deletion like 180 days and more. After the completion of that particular period, Google will delete all the data related to your YouTube account. It doesn’t need any manual intervention.
You can delete the last thing that you asked for Google Assistant by saying the command- “Hey Google, delete the last thing that I said to you.” This way the question or the thing that you asked the assistant will be removed from the history.
Google is also bringing a new password checkup feature. This one will check whether your passwords are compromised or safe.
Google is trying different ways to provide privacy for its users.