Google now has an auto-delete feature, a feature that automatically removes Location History and Web & App Activity after a three-month or 18-month period.
Google users are now given the right to choose between manually deleting their information, or automatically deleting them for every three to 18 months. Enable its settings, will let Google regularly clear out data at the three-month or the 18-month period.
To avail the new feature, you have to visit first your Google Account‘s My Activity section and click on the new “choose to delete automatically” option in the Location History area.
Next, you can choose which time frame would you prefer; choose between a three or 18-month period.
On the other hand, a default setting lets the user delete their own data manually; the said data are Web & App Activity, Location History, Device Information, Voice & Audio Activity, YouTube Search History, and YouTube Watch History.
Google’s Location History feature tracks the previous locations that a user has visited, while Web & App Activity records websites you have visited and applications that you’ve used.
Google suggested the auto-delete functionality along with upcoming additional features in the future.
The controls are now made available on both iOS and Android, says Google.