Google Makes It Easier to Delete Your Search History

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From directly within Search, it's now possible to review and delete recent Search Activity, get quick access to the most relevant privacy controls in your Google Account, and finally, gather more information about how search utilizes your data.

Google announced last night that it has simplified the process of deleting your search activity.

Many of you may have been successful in digging into the Google Account page to find your complete web activity over search engine and various Google apps.

For Search though you'll be able to quickly access a lot of things all from search itself.

From this same section, users can also adjust certain privacy settings, such as ad personalization and voice recording. A new video from Google demonstrates some of the features accessible through the new page and provides more information on how the company uses individuals' search history in conjunction with other users. Google's intention with the new account experience is to surface the data from those apps in the apps themselves. But following multiple events and growing threats to user privacy, whether it be courtesy Facebook or Google, there has been growing demand for increased transparency from tech companies in the way they tackle user data. Just use the three-dot menus next to each search term.

The latter one states that (if left on), it will remember your activity on Google websites and apps, including information like current location.

Select Your data in Search.

When will these privacy controls be available?

The new, easier access to privacy controls are starting with Search, but Google says they're going to be bringing the easier access to their other Google products including Maps next year.

The redesign now affects the home page on desktop and mobile browsers, and the company says it will roll out to the company's Android and iOS apps in the coming weeks.

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