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How to Check What Google Knows About You

How to Check What Google Knows About You

We all know that Google keeps logs of a lot of user data. The giant, Mountain View, said it can improve the overall user experience by providing users with valuable suggestions based on their interests and past activities. In other words, you might wonder if all of the data actually stays at a single point in time. Well, if you ask the same question in your head, we’ll show you a simple way to find out your personal log on a Google server,

Find out what Google knows about you.

By default, Google keeps a log of all activity sent to your device with your Google identity. This includes all webpages you’ve seen in your Google Chrome browser, as well as your Android phone’s activity. To see a log of all these activities, go to Google’s My Activities page. Your browser should show the following results:

How to Check What Google Knows About You

As you can see, Google keeps track of all the activity you’ve done with your Google Account. Click the 3-point menu next to Activities to view detailed results for all activities.

How to Check What Google Knows About You

Delete recorded data from Apps

You should now be wondering how you can remove your app’s recorded data. Fortunately, it is very simple to do so. Click the 3-point menu next to the activity history and click “Delete”.

How to Check What Google Knows About You

A confirmation screen will now appear. Just click the “Delete” option in the bottom right corner.

How to Check What Google Knows About You

And that’s it. You can do the same for all recorded activities and delete it. That is, you have to repeat the same action every time a new activity is recorded. Please read to stop all activity history on Google.

Control What All Activity Google Monitors

Now, there’s a simple way to stop Google from monitoring and logging all of your activity. Click ‘Control Activity’ in the left sidebar.

How to Check What Google Knows About You

A new web page opens and displays controls for the next activity.

  • Web & App Activity
  • Location history
  • Device Information
  • Voice and audio activity
  • YouTube search history
  • Videos watched on YouTube
Now turn off the toggle next to the activity next to the activity you want to prevent Google from monitoring.
How to Check What Google Knows About You

Muhammad Adeel

A person who loves to know more and more about the latest tech.

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