In a bid to provide more privacy and also securing the data of its users, Google today said that it is rolling the much-used ‘Incognito Mode’ in Google maps.
With the introduction of 'Incognito Mode', the Maps activity on the particular device will not be saved in the user’s Google account when the user turns on the incognito mode. However, the user will not get a personalized experience when operating on a incognito mode.
This was announced by the company in a blog post. The 'Incognito Mode' was first introduced in Google Chrome in the year 2008. The internet giant has earlier introduced this feature in its YouTube platform.
- Process to switch on the incognito mode in Google maps
The user can turn on the Incognito Mode in the Google maps by selecting it from the menu by tapping on the profile picture.
This feature can also be turned off anytime if a user wants a more personalized experience like with restaurant recommendations, information regarding commute, and other features that the user has customised its settings to
The new incognito mode will start rolling out on Android this month, with iOS coming soon.
The company also announced that YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time.
Google also announced that users will be able to delete their voice histories from artificial intelligence system Assistant using a voice command.
The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users.
Google also launched Password Checkup, a new feature that tells users whether their accounts have been compromised or if any of their passwords are weak.
In the coming weeks, Google will also roll out an option to delete voice assistant activity by verbal command: "Hey Google, delete the last thing I said to you."
*With Agency Inputs