Google has rolled out an update to the Google Dashboard with new features and redesign aimed at making it mobile-friendly with extra privacy controls.
What is Google Dashboard?
The Dashboard is the place where Google shows users a summary of the Google services they use and what data it’s collecting, such as Maps location history, photos stored, search history, and YouTube history. It was first launched in 2009 and today we have an upgrade for it.
The new Google Dashboard aims to simplify the task of controlling your data. And according to Google, this data “helps improve our products, keep them safe, and—with your permission—tailor them to match your interests.”
Features of the new Google Dashboard:
The Dashboard has been entirely redesigned. The new design is claimed to improve the use of the Dashboard on touch screens, ensuring that it works on any device available. Downloading data and previewing your Google services has also been made easier and simpler.
Privacy Control Features in Google Dashboard:
The company has launched My Activity, a new feature of the Dashboard last year. In this feature, you could be able to see how much Google services you have used. Google reports that more than 150 million of their customers had used this feature to find out their history records – a video they had watched and liked and want to share now and many such instances.
With My Account, Privacy Checkup – a new security tool was also launched. In 2011, the company giant had launched Takeout, with which you could export your data or even download a copy of it. Now, this is commonly known as “download your data.”
The Ad Preferences Manager which was launched in 2009, is now known as Ad settings. This powerful feature helped Google to show case only those ads to you on Google and YouTube that suited your needs. This feature had a more robust control. You could even set down which category of advertisements you would want to view, and which you won’t.
For more, read this blog from Google – New Google_Dashboard