The release comes after Google received a torrent of criticism following an Associated Press report earlier this year, which revealed services like Google Maps were still noting the user8217;s every move even if they turned off the Location History setting. The only difference turning off that setting made was users locations didn8217;t appear on the public Timeline setting, but the data itself was still being swept and stored by Google.
Now users can visit their Google Account8217;s My Activity page, when using the mobile web browser ,and then select Location History to find a new 8220;choose to delete automatically8221; section. This will present the option to manually delete the data, or set a timeframe so you don8217;t have to think about it any more. Here8217;s a GIF from Google (via TechCrunch) showing how its done:
In the blog post published on May 1, the company explained: 8220;Whether you’re looking for the latest news or the quickest driving route, we aim to make our products helpful for everyone. And when you turn on settings like Location History or Web & App Activity, the data can make Google products more useful for you—like recommending a restaurant that you might enjoy, or helping you pick up where you left off on a previous search. We work to keep your data private and secure, and we’ve heard your feedback that we need to provide simpler ways for you to manage or delete it.8221;
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