Google stores our browsing history and also the things we watch on YouTube by default and as such, when someone gets access to your device or your google account, it wouldn’t be a difficult task accessing all your previous browsing history. If you are the type of person who values privacy, you should know this is not good at all.
So if Someone be it your roommate or even your spouse to view your browsing history when he or she gets a hold on your device or account, there are some steps to follow in order to lock it with either a password or your device fingerprint. The reason why this is important is that, your google activity history contains the following information about you;
- Web and Map Searches
- The kind of things you watch on YouTube or YouTube history.
- Google assistant queries. In fact, everything that has to do with your browsing activity while logged into your Gmail is included in your activity history.
So there is need for you to either block access to it by encrypting it or you set it to automatically wipe or delete after 3 months. Without wasting much time, below is the step-by-step procedure on how to protect your google browsing activity with a password.
How to Protect Your Google Browsing History With A Password
1. You need to turn in activity verification and to do this, hop into activity.google.com, login to your google account.
2. Secondly, click on ‘Manage My Activity Verification’ link.
3. Then tap on ‘Require extra Verification” in the pop-up and click save.
4. You will be asked to enter your password on the main Google login screen to confirm and that’s all. Your browsing history will be secured with your google account password or you can also go with the lock option of your device such as fingerprint, password or anything.
Once you have enabled it, each time someone attempts to view your google activity history, he or she would be prompted to enter a password.