coming soon android users will have the opportunity to delete the last 15 minutes of history Google search of the application, as revealed by the technology.
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As reported by Google spokesman, Ned Adriance, in a statement for the specialized site TheVergethe company implementing the function, which It will be available to all users shortly.
“We are currently rolling out this feature to the Google Android app and expect to make it available to everyone who uses the app in the coming weeks,” he said. “We continue to explore ways to bring this useful feature to other surfaces”, he added.
According to the site that broke the scoop, the feature was spotted by former XDA Developers Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman, who said he received a tip about the feature’s apparent implementation, and an editor from TheVerge detected it on his phone.
To check and see if it is already available the site recommends Open the Google Android app, tap on your profile picture, and find the “Delete last 15 minutes” option.
This feature had already arrived for iOS since July last year, so this is a first for Android users. At that moment, Google It said it would come to the Android version of the app later in 2021, but for some reason the update didn’t come.
At the moment it is also unclear if Google plans to take the function to desktop browser. Back in May, the company didn’t specify which platforms it would be available on, and in July, Google only said the feature would come to iOS and Android apps.
The option will be gradually reaching users. According TheVerge in some mobiles it already appears. While it finishes arriving on smartphones in all regions, you can take advantage of the previous tool that automatically deletes search history from 3, 18 or 36 months ago. This tool is also available for YouTube and location history. In all cases, the configuration is accessed in the My Activity section.
How to protect Google history
Upon entering My Activity, pressing hereI know choose the option “Manage verification of my activity” and later, “Require additional verification”. A banner will appear there asking you to enter your Gmail password. In this way, every time you want to view the history of activities carried out with the account, the system will request that you enter the password.
Now, additional verification is set as mentioned above.
From the mobile, you have to enter the Gmail account, then press on the three horizontal lines that appear in the upper margin and enter Settings. Once there, enter Manage your Google account and then to Data and Privacy.
From the desktop version, you have to press on the dotted square that is in the upper right margin of the Gmail account and then enter Account/Privacy and personalization.
Activate two-step verification
Within the Security menu you can see in which computers the account session is active as well as if there was any security incident to correct. Also from there you can set up two-step verificationwhich is used to create an additional security token to access the account. This means that if someone knows the user’s password, they will not be able to enter their account without first adding that code that is received by SMS or through an authentication app such as Google Authenticator.
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