How to password protect your Google My Activity search history – You’re undoubtedly acquainted with the My Activity page if you’ve ever been interested about what Google knows about you. This is where Google stores everything it has learned about you, from your search history to your location and what you’ve seen on YouTube. Here’s how to keep that private data safe from inquisitive eyes.
When Google users have had the opportunity to see and remove particular entries, as well as completely disable the three My Activity categories, there has been no method to secure this sensitive data from anybody who picks up your Android or laptop while you’re already registered into Chrome.
Now, owing to a new upgrade, you can add an extra layer of security to your Google account to protect yourself against this.
The option, which can be accessible by going to your My Activity page and clicking on ‘Manage my activity verification,’ allows you to password secure your web, location, and YouTube history, preventing others from seeing what you’ve been looking for or where you’ve been.
Your history may still display in other Google products, according to Google. You’ll also be compelled to use the same login credentials as your normal Google account, which means that if someone gains access to your account without your permission, they’ll be able to access your My Activity page using the same password.
How to password protect your Google My Activity search history
To password-protect the browser activity, location information, and YouTube history stored on your Google My Activity page, follow the instructions below:
- Sign in to your Google account on any device
- Head to your My Activity page
- Click ‘Manage my activity verification’
- Select ‘Require extra verification’
- Next time you try to view your Google Activity you’ll be asked to re-enter your Google password.