I only use Chrome browser for compatibility testing of my software on my company machine no chrome on my personal machines. When I contacted Google support, they told me, I have to mark the conversation off record before beginning the conversation and there is no way to delete conversation without deleting the whole chat history. Then, click the three dots next to the Search box and choose Delete results. I had just setup phone using my gmail id and my wife was looking through my phone. We don't advise doing this if you're using a public computer, or you must at least remember to sign back out when you've finished browsing. Anyone who uses the NoScript and Disconnect add-ons can see that Google services are used by many, many web sites. You can also choose to delete data based on keyword, Google product, or type of activity.
This doesn't mean Google is trying to stalk you personally except you, Paul, they're closing in on you as the information is stored anonymously. The My Activity page shows data from a variety of Google products, but not all of them. It's primary function is so that advertisers understand demographics, in order to better target advertisements. Any offline activity won't show up in My Activity until your device connects to the Internet. Next to each module you will see a toggle that you can turn off to prevent Google from saving that type of activity.
Delete activity in other places Your activity might be saved in places other than My Activity. These types include Google Assistant, Google Books, Google Play Store, Ads, YouTube, Maps, Shopping and more. Users also have an option to delete items as well. Click the menu icon in the upper left corner and click Activity controls to see what types of activities you're allowing Google to track. These items might be part of bundles, which group similar activity together. You can find and see your searches, browsing history, and other activity that's saved to your Google Account in.
Apparently all the private conversion that I had with my parents, siblings and others no affair was involved was all there. On this page, you can choose to delete activity from today, yesterday, the last 7 days, the last 30 days, or from all time. You can view your activity as bundles or individual items. On the My Activity page, click the menu button three bars and click Delete activity by. Google has introduced a new data dashboard called the My Activity page where you can see just about every single piece of data that Google has collected about you over the better part of the past two decades.
The page is divided into sections. It's how they know you looked for new jeans last week, and why ads for those jeans seem to follow you around on all your favorite sites. Users can also get even more granular control over the ads presented to them in the Privacy Checkup by changing their ad settings. Once you're happy, click Apply. Google uses your data in two main ways: To improve its services for the general population for example, using your mobile location data to get information on current traffic patterns and to give you a more personalized experience like autocompleting your searches. You can, however, find even more data that Google has collected by going to the My Activity page and clicking the menu icon in the upper left corner and going to Other Google activity.
But the main difference between the My Activity page and the former Web History tool is that My Activity shows activity from a variety of Google's products, not just Search, Image Search and Video Search. This is useful for freeing up space, especially if your browser is running a little slow, but can cause sites to load more slowly the next time you use them. You can delete past searches, browsing history, and other activity from your Google Account. At least they give the warm fuzzy appearance that you can delete your data. Google products that My Activity encompass include Ads, Android, Books, Chrome, Developers, Finance, Help, Image Search, Maps, News, Now, Play, Search, Shopping, Video Search, and YouTube. My Activity will show you what you've searched for, what sites you've visited, and how you've used Google's products online.
If you don't see groups of items: At the top right of the page, choose More Bundle view. At the top right, select Delete. These include switching to or even getting access to the dark web and dark websites. Google is an ad company, if they were to give that kind of information out, all it would do is help somebody else compete in their primary market. For example, if you've turned on , that activity is saved to your instead.
But it's also pretty useful, because, as evidenced by the mountain of data Google has stored on you, knowledge is power. Especially if you frequently use Google's many products, such as Android, Gmail, , Google Maps, or YouTube. Basic is a way to quickly clear the Google history while Advanced gives you more control over the individual elements. Last summer Google for every Google account, letting users edit or delete items from their search history as well as their viewing history on YouTube. Since I had deleted anything confidential, I gave the phone to her. Some users, as , are being prompted to opt in to a setting that allows Google to use a more comprehensive view of the user to personalise ads. So, only technically-knowledgeable people get the benefit.
Deleting all of Maps's location history does not affect Fit's location history. Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, argues in a paper that Google is knowingly degrading its search results to favor its own properties. You can, of course, delete Google history data via your browser and we explain how below, but My Activity shows a much wider, informative view, plus it makes it easy to clear individual elements of your Google history in a matter of clicks. You might also see location, device, and app information. Change what activity gets saved You can control most of the information that's saved in My Activity. This may either be quite interesting or downright creepy. To change that and see all your information across various devices you will need to opt into a privacy setting that allows Google to combine the timeline with other data it has on you but otherwise keeps separate.
Now, these conversation were not at accessible in browser and appeared in Google Hangout app. You can also choose a custom date range by picking Custom and entering two dates in the After and Before fields. By opting in, Google promises the user more control, for example, the ability to block some ads you don't want to see. What My Activity is My Activity is a central place to view and manage activity like searches you've done, websites you've visited, and videos you've watched. Delete activity Learn how to in My Activity. Depending on the activity settings the user has enabled, it can also save information from third party sites as well. Users can drill down into certain items to reveal details like search terms, the time a site was visited or search was made, and for example, the browser and device it was done on.