It’s no shocker to read that Google is saving some kind of information on our activity. While some may try every single option available to keep their data safe, others might only say, ¨Meh¨ to the idea of Google collecting data on their activity.
To keep Google users happy, there are some privacy improvements you might want to look into. For example, since last year, users had to enable the option to erase their data automatically every three or 18 months. Instead of turning on the feature themselves, it will be on by default for new users.
How to Delete Web History and Google Location Automatically
Your history on one Google service won’t be erased as fast, and that’s because they want to make sure you get the best YouTube recommendations possible. So, YouTube can recommend videos you’re actually going to like, your data will be erased every three years. To check if the auto-delete option is on or turn it off, go to Google’s Activity Controls page.
Click anywhere on the auto-delete option, and you’ll see different auto-delete options such as Google erasing your data every three, 18, or every 36 months. If you choose to turn it off, you can also go for the Don’t auto-delete option. Don’t forget to click on the Next button.
Keep scrolling, and you can make the same changes to your YouTube history. You’ll also see the option to toggle off your location history. But, if you don’t want to turn it off, you can click on the auto-delete option and decide how long you want Google to have your data. Remember that if an option is blue, it’s on, but if it’s great, it’s off.
It does feel weird when you know someone has way too much information about you. But, sometimes, there is only so much you can do to keep your online activity private. Do you think that turning these options off will make a difference? Share your thoughts in the comments below.