Google has brought privacy controls to the fore with the introduction of revised interfaces in several of its apps and new features such as the ability for users to automatically delete their location and the history of their web activities. We have another batch of these changes in I / O 2019, including an easy way to access their Google Account settings as well as private browsing mode.
The most noticeable change will be the appearance of the user’s avatar in the upper right corner of some apps. Tap this image to open a menu where users can choose to manage Google accounts on the device as well as change their account settings, making it easier to control how much data the business can keep.
The new touch menu will be available on Gmail, Drive, Contacts and Google Pay from today. Later this month, you’ll find it on Search, Maps, YouTube, Chrome, Google Assistant, and Google News.
We’ve already covered the introduction of Incognito mode in Google Maps and YouTube, which prevents the company from saving locations and videos that users are looking for, but it’s also worth noting that the mode will also come to search. Incognito mode is accessible via the one-click menu.
The company is also highlighting its new machine learning profile called federated learning, where it is able to pull data from users without knowing where or where it came from. It’s already used on Gboard to suggest user-generated words after thousands of instances to other users.
UPDATE: 05/05/08 8:00 AM PDT BY JULES WANG
The latest Google app changelog includes a one-click menu mention. We didn’t think “later this month” would mean “tomorrow,” but it’s a kept promise and has already started rolling out to users in the Discover feed and the Google app. Thanks, Gurkanwal Singh!
• It is easier to access privacy settings from the Home screen. Just tap on your Google Account profile picture.
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