Google Introduces 2 New Privacy Settings to Gmail

Google will soon be adding two new settings to Gmail to control the usage of a user’s data. Google has also mentioned that when a user disables these two settings, it could impact the operability of other Google products. Google has also clarified that the advertisements have not been made based on a user’s personal data; also, the ads have not been made based on the choices a user makes using these two settings.

The first setting would permit a user to either enable or disable Google’s ability to utilise a user’s Gmail, Meet, or Chat data to render smart features as well as other Google services. Here, smart features comprise services such as Smart Compose, email bifurcation into different folders, smart reply in Gmail, and calendar event creation using dates and other information.

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The second setting is the authorisation to use a user’s data from Gmail, Meet, and Chat for personalised services such as Google Pay, Google Maps, Google Assistant, etc. Once a user enables this personalisation setting, he or she will be able to get maximum benefits out of the Google products. These benefits include restaurant reservations via maps, bill reminders via Google Assistant, and Google Pay tickets and loyalty cards.

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