Google has released a couple of security features for Google account holders. The search giant will be launching new ways to inform people about critical issues with their Google accounts, such as a possible attack by scammers. In 2015, Google began notifying users by mail if their Google account was run from unverified sources or when someone attempted to sign in.
Speaking about the new alert features, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Vice President of Product, Privacy, “We will introduce a redesigned critical alert and a new way to deliver it. When we detect a serious Google account security issue, we will automatically display an alert to the Google Account. inside the Google app you’re using and we’ll help you fix it, no need to check your email or phone alerts. The new alerts are spoof-resistant, so you can always rest assured they’re from us. We’ll start a limited launch in weeks and plan to expand more widely early next year. “
Google will also allow users to easily edit Location History data in the Timeline by adding or changing the places they have visited with just a few taps. The search giant will also show your personal security and privacy settings when you ask questions like “Is my Google account secure?”. Basically, if you search for information about the security of your Google account, Google will show your privacy settings in the search results so that you can change according to your convenience,
In addition to this, Google will also implement a guest mode for the Google Assistant, which is basically an incognito mode. If you turn on guest mode, none of your interactions with the assistant will be stored in your account.
“Sometimes you may not want Assistant interactions saved in your Google Account. That’s why in the coming weeks, we will introduce guest mode, a new way to use the Google Assistant on home devices. With a simple voice command, you can turn on guest mode and assistant interactions while in guest mode will not be saved to your account. You can turn off guest mode at any time to get the full and personalized Google Assistant experience again. Plus, you always have the ability to go back and delete what you said to the Assistant simply by using your voice and we have added even more answers to common security and privacy questions that the Assistant will answer immediately. In fact, we answer more than 3 million of privacy and security questions per month, globally, “Chowdhury said on the blog.
Google will launch new ways to inform people about critical problems with their Google accounts, such as a possible attack by scammers.
- Google has released a couple of security features for Google account holders.
- Google will send users spoof resistant alerts for Gmail account hacking, security issues
- In addition to this, Google will also implement a guest mode for the Google Assistant