Any activity you do online appears on your My Google Activity as long as you are logged in to your Google account on your Chrome or any other browser as well as Google apps on mobile. You can see all your web searches, app activities, and even video searches on YouTube. It is helpful for users since it gives you a detailed list of what you have done online in a single page.
Google My Activity History has three sections, namely:
- Web & App Activity – It is where Google saves all your activities on websites and apps. Information stored in offers better recommendations and quicker searches online.
- Location History – Google stores all the locations where you go using your device. It lists down places you visited or maps.
- YouTube History – If you want to check out all the videos you search and watch on YouTube, you can find the information here.
While the Google My Activity is fun and helpful privacy feature, you may be uncomfortable if someone sees your activity history. Now, Google enables users to set a password and lock their My Activity History with an extra layer of security. It is ideal for situations where you are using a shared or unlocked devices. Setting the password will hide the settings and will not allow anyone to open your activity history without your permission or unless they enter your designated password.
How to Enable Password-Protect on My Activity History Page on Google Account Settings
According to Google, turning on the extra verification or adding a password on your My Activity History will keep your history list page safe and protected. But, it only applies to your My Activity list and not to other Google products. Here’s how to password-protect and require password authentication on your My Activity list page on your Google account settings.
- On your browser, go to activity.google.com.
- Sign in to your Google account.
- Under the three sections of My Google Activity, look for the “Manage My Activity Verification” link and click it.
- To enable password, click Require extra verification.
- Click Save.
- Enter your Google Password.
You may also edit your activity privacy controls by clicking on any one of the three sections of My Google Activity page we have mentioned above. You can enable or disable the activity controls or delete the history if necessary.
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