Google has today confirmed some new features for their Google app and service.

The first of these features is a brand new mode that has been named ‘off the record’, which they are launching to enhance the privacy of their users.

This new setting was revealed by Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, who spoke about the new settings, some Nexus upgrades and this new mode.

The mode applies to Google Voice Search in particular, however, it is a step that Google will be making to tighten privacy across Google, for example, Pichai mentioned that you could tell Google to forget the last four hours of search activity.

On top of this, Google also revealed some changes to accounts on Google, allowing users to track their devices and possibility find their lost iPhone or Android smartphone.

Google have also added new ways to access your account with commands like “Ok Google, show me my Google account”.

Google explained more with the following.

We entrust our phones with some of our most personal data: texts from loved ones, family photos, work emails, bank account information, and more. In the wrong hands, that data could cause trouble. Unfortunately, millions of phones are stolen every year in the U.S. alone, and countless more are lost in taxis, cafes, and couch cushions around the world. But when your phone goes missing, it’s not always easy to figure out where to start, who to call, or how to keep your information safe.

Find your phone is a new feature that will help you if your phone is ever lost or stolen. In a few simple steps, you can not only locate your phone, but also lock and call it, secure your account, leave a callback number on the screen, and more. The feature can be used to find lost Android and iOS devices, and soon, you’ll also be able to access it by searching Google for “I lost my phone.”

You can read more about these changes at the source link below.

Source Google

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