Google’s My Activity reveals how closely you are being monitored

My Activity

For years, we have been suspecting Google for knowing a tad too much about our online presence. The search engine giants specifically know each and every user. A new web tool announced today known as ‘My Activity’ allows you to get information about your online activity. It is more like a box full of insights about your web, Google product (including Android and Android apps), and search activities, presented in the form of a timeline. The Google Activity website can be accessed from both desktop and mobile.

As you can see in the image above, the information is presented in a timeline manner. Users can also filter information on the basis of Google product, apps, date, and much more. The presentation of our online search data is pretty appealing as it summarizes everything. At one point, this tool will make you think,”Gosh, I spent a lot of time searching on the internet.”

Google My Activity

And don’t worry you can always take control over the information shown in the activity tracking tool. Users can delete the info that they don’t want to show up in the timeline. Well, to simplify, we think that Google Activity is a much easier, card-based version of web history page.

Here is the full list of products included in the Google My Activity tool:

  • Ads
  • Android
  • Books
  • Chrome
  • Developers
  • Express
  • Finance
  • Goggles
  • Help
  • Image Search
  • Maps
  • News
  • Now
  • Play
  • Play Music
  • Search
  • Shopping
  • Video Search
  • Voice & Audio
  • YouTube

In the coming weeks, Google will ask users to opt-in (non-mandatory choice) for the latest Web & App Activity. It will be a part of your Google account activity controls for using My Activity. For the ones who visit the My Activity website now, you will be prompted with the message right away. Users can read about the new tool in detail by going to Google Support site here.

The My Activity site might not be live for every country for now. We expect a full-fledged global roll out of the web tool soon. In the meantime, let us know if you like this new feature? Does it make you feel stalked by Google? Hit the comment section below to share your amazing views.

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