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Google tailors its privacy control tool for your phone, too

Google tailors its privacy control tool for your phone, too”

Adding these two features into Google Dashboard, combined with its more graphical and touch-friendly UI, should make it much easier, and safer for users to keep track of their account use.

When the Google Dashboard first launched back in 2009, it was a pretty bare-bones experience that let you check on your searches and see how many emails you had in your inbox.

The redesign also make it easier to download data - useful for Google's Takeout feature, which allows users to copy or export all their Google data to an external source.

One of the realizations that Google reached was that the combination of the My Activity, My Account and Dashboard tools had become unwieldy as separate components. The most noticeable change is how it works on a smartphone.

In the coming days, we'll be rolling-out a brand new version of the Google Dashboard. "And we made the process for downloading data much easier", Fair said. This isn't a radical change and you're not going to find any new controls here, but the company says that the update is meant to make the tools easier to use on mobile, where it was previously nearly unusable.

Google notes that over 150 million people have used the "My Activity" tab over the past year or so to check their search history. Google pushed users to tap into My Account and review their settings, even offering free Drive space for doing so. My Account has also proven popular with and valuable to our users, with hundreds of millions of visitors every year. You can can now move your data to OneDrive and Dropbox, but Fair added that it will soon allow export directly to Box as well. Ads Settings, the tool for managing preferences regarding the ads delivered to a user, is getting some more granular controls added. We'll never stop working to refine and improve.



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