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Technology Google Maps lets you manage your public profile from the Android app

07:20  11 november  2019
07:20  11 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Google is testing Incognito Mode for Maps

Google is testing Incognito Mode for Maps Google has rolled out Incognito Mode to Maps' preview group for testing, so you may not have to wait that long to be able to use it. The feature was one of the privacy-focused tools Google promised at I/O earlier this year along with Incognito Mode for Search. Like the version of the feature on Chrome, it can make sure that any location or direction you look up doesn't get associated with your Google account. According to DroidLife, testers received an email about the rollout that says: "Use Incognito Mode when you don't want your activity -- like the places you search for or navigate to -- to be saved to your Google account.

Google is rolling out the ability to edit and manage your public profile from Maps . One of the options lets you show or hide all your contributions on your profile ; if they're hidden, they'll be there on a place's listing under your name for all to see, but your profile page won't show any of them.

Google Maps increasingly thrives on user contributions to fill in details, but you haven't had the option to manage your public profile from the phone An updated version of the Android app lets you manage your profile from a new "your profile " item in the side menu. You can make simple tweaks

Google Maps increasingly thrives on user contributions to fill in details, but you haven't had the option to manage your public profile from the phone app you're probably using to make those contributions. That's a bit backwards, but Google is thankfully setting things right. An updated version of the Android app lets you manage your profile from a new "your profile" item in the side menu. You can make simple tweaks to your name, photo or bio, but you also get a fast track to special privacy controls in settings. Maps allows you to hide your contributions on your profile, and can opt you out of sharing your profile with the businesses you follow.

Google begins official testing for Maps Incognito Mode

  Google begins official testing for Maps Incognito Mode Back in May at Google I/O 2019, the company promised that Chrome's Incognito Mode will expand to Maps for Android; on Wednesday, about four months after the original announcement, testing for the feature has finally begun. As first reported by Android Police on Wednesday, Google has begun testing the Google Maps Incognito Mode feature first announced in May at this year's I/O 2019. As with the Incognito Modes available on Chrome and YouTube, Incognito Mode for Maps would "prevent your search queries and real-time tracked location from being recorded onto your Google account.

Google continues to make its Maps app more than just a navigation app but also a discovery and recommendation platform. A new thing they’re rolling out now is to let you edit and manage your public profile on the app itself so you can get In an article on Android Police, they say you can

It looks like Google finally allows Maps users to manager their profiles directly from the mobile app , something that If you 're using an Android phone, you can now change your Google name and profile photo, add a short bio You can also choose to hide your public contributions on your profile .

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This is a remotely pushed change, so merely having the latest app release won't guarantee that you'll get it. There's also no mention of when iOS users will have this option (it's not visible there as of this writing). Whenever this arrives, it might just give you more reasons to share reviews and photos instead of keeping info to yourself.

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iOS devices get incognito mode for Google Maps .
Google Maps users with an iOS device are finally getting their hands on a tool that mobile Android owners have had for months: incognito mode. Android users have had this tool for months now, and soon, they will be gaining another Maps privacy feature for which iOS users will have to wait. In January, those Android Maps users will be able to delete their timeline and location history in bulk.While Android owners await this feature, Apple users can enjoy going incognito in Maps.

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