How to Make Google Forget Your Most Embarrassing Searches
The most shocking news to digest is Google knows everything about you and if you are a frequent user of Google products such as Android, Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, or YouTube, Google Search etc. Google knows about you better than your close friend as Google is collecting information about each search you do on Google Search, YouTube video and creates a personalized profile of you. It is interesting to understand that Google is collecting every single user’s activity on Google and creating their personalized profile. Let us see more about Google ‘My Activity’
How to view the data Google collected?
Google has introduced a new service called “My Activity” where you can view the list of each and every data that Google has collected and stored about you for more than twenty years. It is really a nice gesture by Google that it has provided provision to delete these data.
It is a Timeline that displays what Google has saved about your Google activities like the Searches you made on Google, Videos you watched on YouTube and so on. Once you Login to Google Activity, It lists all your Google activities chronologically. The search option helps you to search using any key word and it will be interesting to see what you have searched in Google.
How to Delete these data ?
Google Activity has provision to delete anything and also everything from the My Activity page.
To delete individual items from the My Activity page, Search the item and look for the ‘three dots’ next to it, click the three dots and then click ‘Delete’.
To delete all of your activity from a particular day or past week or past month or a particular date range, Click the button called ‘Menu’ seen in the upper left corner and then click ‘Delete Activity by’. You can view provision to delete activity from today, yesterday, the last 7 days, the last 30 days, or from all time. To select a particular date rage, click ‘Custom’ and enter dates in after and before and delete it. To delete all activities by Google product like You tube or Image Search, Click ‘Filter by date & product’ under the Search box. Select the Product to be deleted and click the three dots next to Search box and then select ‘Delete Results’