Google has released some new updates for security, which include ‘'cross-app alerts’' for Google Accounts. Cross app alerts are meant to notify a user of a security issue once it detects it within their Google account.
The alerts will reach a user no matter which Google app they are using at the time.
According to Google, the new security feature will be rolling out to iOS users initially, in the coming weeks. The option will be available for more users in the beginning of next year.
Another new security feature introduced by Google is the Guest Mode that is being added to Google Assistant. This means that while a user’s Google account is on, the guest mode won’t save any requests to the account. The option can be activated by simply saying “Hey Google, turn on Guest mode.”.
The guest mode for Google Assistant will be available for Nest smart speakers and displays in the coming weeks.
Google is also simplifying the way users see the settings of their Google Account’s security and privacy. Now, users can view a summary of their settings by simply searching for phrases like ‘'Is my Google Account secure?’'.
Lastly, Google has worked on improving its Safety Center website as well. The website contains all the information relevant to Google’s privacy and safety tools in Google products. The information on the site has been updated to include details about 13 Google products, including Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, Android, and Pixel. More products are expected to be added to the list soon.
The updated Safety Center website is live in the U.S. already and will soon go live globally.