If you are not worried about having a Password protect Google account, well, Surprise, Surprise (well not really), yes, Google does track your activity in its products, however, you have some control over your information. The data can be wiped clean automatically, it can also be protected via a password from prying eyes.
Google activity can be accessed by visiting activity.google.com. This is where everything you do use Google products is recorded, but not if you have turned the tracking off. Google searches, Google Assistant commands, Google Maps locations, YouTube history everything is held here.
That’s unmistakably is a lot of personal information, also it is easily accessible to anyone who visits the site on a device you’re signed to your Google account. Fortunately, this can be protected via a password.
Password Protect Google Search History:
- Visit the activity.google.com page in a web browser. You have to be signed in via your account.
- Click on “Manage My Activity Verification.”
- A pop-up message will appear, this will provide two options. Click on “Require Extra Verification”. Then click on “Save.”
- You’ll be asked to sign in to your account again for verification.
- You will now be able to notice that the information on the page is hidden. You or anyone else who accesses the page has to click on “Verify” to be able to see anything.
- The Google account login page will appear, if your password, as well as two-factor authentication, are completed correctly, your activity, as well as Google search history, will be revealed.
- To disable this feature, go back to the “Manage My Activity Verification” page, click on “Don’t Require Extra Verification,” then click on “Save.” This is not enabled by default, so you’ll only have to turn it off manually if you tuned it on.
- Isn’t it a nifty tick, however, there is a little flaw, if your browser has saved your Google account password, then it will autofill it for you or whoever is trying to access it.
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