How to HIDE your personal information on Google account Control what others see about you

    You can control what what others see about you across Google services. Check how to hide your personal information on Google account.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jan 27 2022, 02:20 PM IST
    Want to control what others see about you across Google services? Know how to hide your personal information on Google.
    Want to control what others see about you across Google services? Know how to hide your personal information on Google. (Shutterstock)
    Want to control what others see about you across Google services? Know how to hide your personal information on Google.
    Want to control what others see about you across Google services? Know how to hide your personal information on Google. (Shutterstock)

    Users can control what others see about you across Google services. As per information provided by Google on its support page, you can make some information on your Google Account private and therefore, not visible to everyone. You can control who can view information like your birthday or phone number across Google services. Some of the information that you can show or hide to other people who use Google services are your birthday, gender, employment info like where you work, personal and work contact info, places you have lived and education info. Here we show you how to hide your personal information on Google account.

    The information that might be shown to people you contact or share with are your name, nickname, profile picture, cover photo and your Google Account email. It should be noted that the name and profile picture on your About me page will show up in most Google services. If you use a different name or profile picture in certain Google services, you will still see them there.

    The information that you make visible to anyone in your Google Account can be found in a few places like on Hangouts, Gmail, Maps, Play, and YouTube. Here is how to hide your personal information on Google account:

    How to add, edit, or remove personal information on Android:

    1. Open your device's Settings app, then tap Google and then Manage your Google Account.

    2. At the top, tap Personal info.

    3. Under Choose what others see, tap Go to About me.

    4. Change your info:

    Add: For each category you want to add info to, tap Add.

    Edit: Tap the info you’d like to change and then tap Edit.

    Tip: If you've changed your name recently, you might need to wait before you can change it again.

    Remove: Tap the info you’d like to remove and then tap Remove.

    5. Follow the on-screen steps.

    How to choose what info to show

    Your name and profile picture can be viewed by other people who use Google services where your main Google Account profile is shown, including when you communicate or share content. For other info that you add, you can choose if it’s private or visible to anyone.

    1. Open your Settings.

    2. Tap Google and then Manage your Google Account and then Personal info.

    3. Under Choose what others see, tap Go to About me.

    4. Below a type of info, you can choose who currently sees this info.

    5. Choose one of the following:

    To make the info private, tap Only you Private, tap to edit who can see this info.

    To make the info visible to anyone, tap Anyone People.

    How to view and manage your profiles in Google services

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    10 Minutes
    • Smartphone
    • Laptop
    • Desktop
    • Updated browse
    • Internet
    Step 1: In some Google services, you have a profile that is visible to other people who use that service. You can find your profiles for some services in your Google Account.
    Step 2: On your Android phone or tablet, go to your Google Account.
    Step 3: At the top, tap Personal info.
    Step 4:

    Scroll to Your profiles. Then, tap See profiles.

    Step 5: Select a service to view your profile info.
    Step 6: Go to the service to manage your profile info.

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    First Published Date: 08 Jan, 12:57 PM IST
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