Google Search History 15-minute Quick delete, Photos passcode protected folder lock and more announced

At the Google I/O Google introduced new privacy features which the company says will keep users safer. This includes features for Google Search, Photos, Chrome, Maps and more.

  • New “quick delete” option lets you delete the last 15 minutes of your Search history with a single tap from the Google Account Menu.

  • “Locked Folder” feature in Google Photos will let you protect select photos in a folder with a passcode, so they  won’t show up as you scroll through your grid or in shared albums. Coming to Google Pixels first, and more Android devices later this year
  • When you see places you’ve visited in your Timeline in Maps, it will remind you that it’s because you turned on Location History so that you can easily turn off right there in your Timeline.
  • Android 12 includes a Privacy Dashboard that shows a timeline of when apps accessed your camera, microphone, or device location. Android 12 also has indicators that show when your camera or microphone are in use, as well as easy toggles to disable access to both across the device.

  • Chrome Password Manager gets a new tool that makes it easy to import passwords from other password managers.
  • Deeper integrations with Chrome and Android to seamlessly fill passwords across sites and apps, regardless of whether you’re on desktop or on mobile.
  • Password Alerts that automatically warn you if we detect one of your saved passwords has been compromised via a third party breach.
  • You can fix compromised passwords in Chrome with a simple tap.

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