Google has introduced several updates to its Search feature to help users have more control over their personal information and protect their privacy.
One of the updates is the “results about you” tool, which now comes with a new dashboard that alerts you when personal information, like your phone number or address, appears in search results.
You can then quickly ask Google to remove those results, making it easier to manage what others can see about you online.
Google has also expanded its system for taking down explicit photos of users. If you find explicit content of yourself online that was published without your consent, you can request Google to remove it from search results.
While this won’t erase the content entirely from the web, it will make it more difficult for people to find.
Additionally, Google is improving parental controls and SafeSearch. Explicit imagery will now be blurred in search results by default, and users can turn off this feature in their settings unless it has been locked by a school network admin or guardian.
To make it easier to access parental controls, users can simply search for “google parental controls” or “google family link” to find the information they need.
These updates are designed to give users more control over their personal information and ensure a safer online experience. The features will be gradually rolled out, and Google plans to offer them in different languages and regions soon.
- Press release