Although Google was under scrutiny over privacy concerns for a long time, the search engine giant has changed its approach significantly over last couple of years. During this time, Google has given users more control over their data. And now, the company has introduced a new option that will automatically delete your location data.
— Google (@Google) June 26, 2019
This latest addition comes after Google announced earlier last month that it will be introducing a new feature to automate the data deletion process. At the time, the company noted that with the new feature, all of your web history will be automatically removed from Google periodically if you set up the service.
In case you want to set up the option, you will need to go to your account’s privacy settings and set it to delete periodically. At the moment however, you can only select from between options of 3 and 18 months. However, in case you chose one option, all of your web history and app activity along with location data will be automatically deleted prior to that period.
If you would like to complete the task manually, you will still be able to do so without problem. However, the automated feature will now allow you to delete your web history older than a certain period in case you want to control your data. Moreover, you should note that the option isn’t turned on by default and you will need to select the option manually in case you want complete control over your data.