Big relief! Google Chrome Privacy Guide coming; know how it will help you stay safe

Google Chrome is rolling out a new 'Privacy Guide' to their users and it is intended to help them choose the right privacy settings. Check details.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:24 IST
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Google Chrome Privacy Guide is a step-by-step guided tour of existing privacy and security controls in Chrome. (Pixabay)
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Google Chrome Privacy Guide is a step-by-step guided tour of existing privacy and security controls in Chrome. (Pixabay)

Google Chrome is one of the most used internet browsers, whether it is for desktop or mobile. It is easy-to-use and packs several very useful features as well as extensions. However, Google Chrome privacy has always been a bit of a bother as your daily searches and auto-saved features, even passwords and other data can become vulnerable. However, to keep the browser safe from any malicious activities, there are certain features that are being rolled out.

Google has informed via a blog post that it is adding a ‘Privacy Guide' to its Chrome browser that will start rolling out to M100 Chrome desktop users in the coming weeks. The main aim of this privacy settings guide is to provide a better understanding of privacy settings on the Chrome browser. The blog post informed about the release of a step-by-step guide to inform the users about the existing privacy controls of Google Chrome.

"Your browser plays a big role in your online experience — including protecting your privacy. And in Chrome, we don't take this responsibility for granted. That's why we've made your privacy and security controls easier to understand and launched features over the years to help you browse more privately," Audrey An, Google's Product Manager for Chrome said.

About Chrome privacy settings guide

The Chrome privacy settings guide has been developed at the Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC). It is a step-by-step guided tour of the existing privacy and security controls in Chrome to help Chrome users to make and manage the right privacy settings for themselves. The Google blog post further mentions that when a user navigates through the Privacy Guide, they will be able to learn about the benefits, trade-offs, and privacy implications of each setting. This will tell you what happens when a particular privacy setting is on or off. The privacy guide will include controls for cookies, history sync, Safe Browsing, and to make searches and browsing better.

Google mentions that Chrome users will soon see a new card for Privacy Guide in the “Privacy and security” tab in the Chrome settings. You can simply access it by clicking the three dots on the top-right corner of your browser.

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First Published Date: 08 Apr, 15:03 IST