Google allows users to put a password on their Google services activities including your Browsing history, searches, YouTube’s watch history, and all other apps. Before this, if a user was logged in, anyone could use that device to view all activity.
How to Put a Password On Google’s My Activity
To stop prying eyes from viewing your search history or overall activity that Google has saved you could delete it. However, if you want to keep the history just away from others you can put a password on it. Here’s how to put a password on Google’s My Activity or all history on Google:
- Go to activity.google.com.
- Click on the Manage My Activity verification link.
- Now click on Require extra verification.
- Press Save.
- Enter your Password.
If you enable the additional password verification Google will allow the person having the password to view the My Activity history. It can help keep your history on shared devices more secure.
Note: The verification is just for My Activity. In other Google products, your history may still be visible if you already logged in.
Remember this though, that adding a verification step means anyone who attempts to view the information will have to click the Verify option and enter the Google Account password before it displays history. It might be a valuable tool for folks who share a computer, or who sometimes allow people to use their device not trustworthily.
You may spare a moment on your ‘Web and App Activity’ tab while you’re there. You can have a brief look at what Google tracks, and how often it’s auto-deleted. When talking about auto-deletes, the search giant at Google I/O talked about a new function dubbed ‘quick delete being added to Chrome. As the name implies, this function allows you to delete your previous 15 minutes of browsing history.