Google Chrome is rolling out a new “Privacy Guide” for its users and aims to help them choose the right privacy settings. Check the details.
Google Chrome is one of the most widely used internet browsers, both desktop and mobile. It is easy to use and contains several very useful features as well as extensions. However, Google Chrome‘s privacy has always been a bit of a nuisance, as your daily searches and auto-saved features, even passwords and other data, can become vulnerable. However, to protect the browser from any malicious activity, some features are being rolled out.
Google has informed via a blog post that it is adding a “Privacy Guide” to its Chrome browser which will start rolling out to M100 Chrome desktop users in the coming weeks. The main purpose of this privacy settings guide is to provide a better understanding of the privacy settings on the Chrome browser. The blog post informed about the publication of a step-by-step guide to inform users about Google Chrome‘s existing privacy controls.
“Your browser plays an important role in your online experience, including protecting your privacy. And in Chrome, we don’t take that responsibility for granted. That’s why we’ve made your privacy and security controls more easy to understand and launched features over the years to help you browse more privately,” said Audrey An, Google Product Manager for Chrome.
About Chrome privacy settings guide
The Chrome Privacy Settings Guide was developed at the Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC). This is a step-by-step guided tour of the existing privacy and security controls in Chrome to help Chrome users set and manage the appropriate privacy settings on their own. Google’s blog post further mentions that when a user navigates through the privacy guide, they will be able to learn more about the benefits, trade-offs, and privacy implications of each setting. This will tell you what happens when a particular privacy setting is turned on or off. The privacy guide will include controls for cookies, history synchronization, safe browsing, and to improve searches and browsing.
Google mentions that Chrome users will soon see a new card for the Privacy Guide in the “Privacy and security” tab of Chrome’s settings. You can simply access it by clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner of your browser.