Google now lets you delete your location history automatically so it doesn’t know where you are all the time
- July 1, 2019
- Posted by: Isaac Atoyebi
- Category: Uncategorized
Google recently rolled out a new feature that allows its users to have their location data deleted automatically.
Before the new feature was released, you would have to go to the Google app settings and manually delete the data.
Google revealed that it collects this data to improve and customize its app experience but not everyone is comfortable with it keeping a record of their activity.
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Due to the recent privacy issue, Google is giving users more control over their data.
Users can now opt-in to automatically delete have their location data from Google every three or every 18 months, depending on their preference.
The new feature was announced earlier this year and formally rolled out on Wednesday. Before this, the data can only be manually deleted in the Google app’s settings section.
Google wrote in a press release in May. “Whether you’re looking for the latest news or the quickest driving route, we aim to make our products helpful for everyone.”
It continued: ” We work to keep your data private and secure, and we’ve heard your feedback that we need to provide simpler ways for you to manage or delete it.”
Here’s the step by step guide on how to opt-in to the auto-delete feature.