Google today unveiled a number of new privacy features, including a new security center, which is now available in the U.S. and will soon be rolled out globally, with major changes being highlighted when Google expects your account to be tampered with. The most interesting new feature, however, is Google Assistant’s new guest mode on its branded device, which is a bit like incognito mode in the browser.
Users can call by giving a voice command, “Hey, Google, turn on visitor mode”, after which the assistant does not provide a personalized response, human-computer interaction is not saved to the original Google account, and the mode is turned on until it is turned off.
Typically, Google Assistant saves all user interactions with the assistant to an account, and when managing an account, you can choose to delete them manually, or google automatically delete them after 3 months, 18 months, or 36 months, or of course, you can choose not to save any audio records at all.
This new feature will be rolled out to smart speakers and assistant products with monitors in the coming weeks. Google also announced today that the Google Maps timeline is about to begin supporting editing and cleaning up location history data.
There’s also a intimate update when google will start showing you security and privacy settings pages when searching for “Is my Google account secure” or using a similar query? This is actually a useful step forward because these settings pages are often hard to find.