Know your Google Security and Privacy Tools To Stay Safe Online

Know your Google Security and Privacy Tools To Stay Safe Online

Know your Google Security and Privacy Tools To Stay Safe Online

With Google, you have a variety of tools that can help keep you safe and keep your information private and secure. Here are some of our most popular tools that help make Google work better for you.

Reasons and benefits

Knowing about Google’s security and privacy tools is important for several reasons:

  • Protecting your personal information: Google collects a lot of information about its users, including search history, location data, and personal information such as name and email address. By understanding and using Google’s security and privacy tools, you can better protect your personal information from being accessed by unauthorized individuals.
  • Preventing account hacking: Google’s security tools can help you prevent your account from being hacked. For example, two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a second form of verification, such as a code sent to your phone, in addition to your password.
  • Avoiding targeted advertising: Google uses the information it collects about you to serve targeted ads. By using privacy tools such as the Ad Settings page, you can control what information Google uses to show you ads and limit the amount of targeted advertising you see.
  • Managing your data: Google’s privacy tools allow you to view and manage the data that Google collects about you, including your search history, location history, and activity on Google services such as YouTube and Google Maps.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations: With new regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), it is important for individuals and businesses to understand and comply with privacy regulations. By using Google’s privacy tools, you can ensure that you are complying with these regulations and protecting the privacy of your users and customers.

Understanding and using Google’s security and privacy tools is important for protecting your personal information, preventing account hacking, avoiding targeted advertising, managing your data, and ensuring compliance with privacy regulations.

2-Step Verification

Once you’ve created a password for your Google Account, we encourage you to add an extra layer of security by enabling 2-step verification. 2-step verification requires you to have access to your phone, as well as your username and password, when you sign in.

This means that if someone steals or guesses your password, the potential attacker still can’t sign in to your account because they don’t have your phone. Now you can protect yourself with something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone). Learn more here

Incognito mode in Chrome

In incognito mode, pages you open and files you download aren’t recorded in Chrome’s browsing or download history. You can also use this feature in Chrome for Android – and Chrome is now the default browser for new Android products, letting you browse the web on your phone or tablet in private. Find out how to access incognito mode

Google  Hangout

Google Talk, the chat feature in Gmail and other Google products, allows you to take chats off the record. Chats that have been taken off the record aren’t stored in your or your contact’s Gmail chat history. When you take a chat off the record, a message will appear to you and your contact confirming that future chats won’t be saved, unless one of you changes the setting.

You can access chat history here

Unlisted and private videos on YouTube

YouTube was created for people to share ideas with the entire world. But sometimes you might just rather share it with a small group of friends or keep it to yourself. You can do that by choosing either unlisted or private when you upload your video. Learn about video privacy settings here

Google Account Settings

On your Account settings page, you can see services and information associated with your Google Account and change your security and privacy settings. For account setting go to this page

Google Dashboard

The Google Dashboard shows you what’s stored in your Google Account. From one central location, you can easily view and update your settings for services such as Blogger, Calendar, Docs, Gmail, Drive and more. Check out this page

Me on the Web (Alerts)

Me on the Web can help you understand and manage what people see when they search for you on Google. It helps you set up Google Alerts so you can monitor if information about you appears online, and it automatically suggests some search terms you may want to keep an eye on. Learn more about alerts here

Account Activity

Account Activity makes it simple for you to review how you’re using Google services while signed in and make sure only you have been using your account. If you sign up, you’ll get access to a monthly report where you can see things like how much email has been sent and received from your account, the countries from which your account has been accessed, and what the top Google searches from your account have been.

Learn about your account activity here

Google Takeout

Google Takeout provides you with an easy-to-use tool to download your personal data, like your documents or photos, so that you can always have a copy of it or easily be able to upload your information to another service. Learn more here

Google Web History controls

If you’re signed in to a Google Account, Web History helps provide you with more relevant results and recommendations. If you choose, you can delete entries, pause collection or turn off the service altogether. Learn more here

You can do the same with YouTube History here

Ads Preferences Manager

Ads help fund many of the free online services on the web you love and use every day. With Google’s Ads Preferences Manager, you can understand how ads are selected for you, control your information that is used to select ads, and block specific advertisers. Learn more here

Google Analytics opt-out

Google Analytics generates statistics about visitors to websites, such as the number of page views or times of peak traffic to help website publishers improve their sites. If you don’t want your browser data to be shared with publishers when you visit sites that use Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out. You can find it here


Google provides all major security features to secure Google account, for example, Two-factor Authentication and Google safe search.every Gmail user can opt out the security feature of Google according to their need.

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