Find, control & delete the info in your Google Account

Learn more about managing your Google Account info and activity. You can choose what type of activity is saved in your account and used to personalize your experience across Google services.

Review your privacy settings

You can quickly find and change most of the settings explained below with the Privacy Checkup.

Review privacy settings

Control what activity gets saved

Use Activity controls to choose what kinds of activity get saved in your account. Examples of activity include:

  • Searches you do
  • Websites you visit
  • Videos you watch
  • Places you go

Activity data helps bring you a better experience through quicker search and a more customized experience on Google products.

Learn more about how to control what activity gets saved in your account.

Track & delete your info

These resources help you review & control the activity saved in your Google Account.

Find an overview of your data

Visit your Google Dashboard to view a summary of your data for different Google services, like Gmail, Drive, and Calendar.

Manage your data

Find & delete your activity & files

Your activity

Find and delete activity, like searches you did and websites you visited, on My Activity.

Learn more about how to delete your activity.

Tip: To add more security, you can require an extra verification step to view your full history on My Activity.

Your files

You can find and delete your photos, emails, documents, and other files by visiting the relevant Google product, such as:

Find & delete places you’ve been

Timeline is a Google Account setting that creates a personal map that helps you remember places you visit, routes you use, and trips you take. When you have Timeline turned on, your device regularly saves its precise location to your device even when you don't use Google apps. You also have the option to store an encrypted backup of your Timeline to Google’s servers in case you change devices. Learn how to back up your Timeline data.

Only you can access your Timeline. Learn how to manage your Timeline.

Timeline can give you a more personalized experience across Google, such as recommendations based on places you often visit.

Manage other location data

If you have other settings like Web & App Activity turned on, and you pause Location History or delete location data from Location History, you may still have location data saved in your Google Account as part of your use of other Google sites, apps, and services. Web & App Activity can include info about your location from your device's general area and IP address.

For example, the general area you're in may be saved as part of activity on Search and Maps when your Web & App Activity setting is on. Other locations, including your precise location, may be saved with your photos, depending on your camera app settings.

Delete history & cookies from Chrome & other browsers

History and cookies data can help you get better suggestions in the address bar. That way, you can find what you’re looking for faster.

View other Google activity

You can also control other Google activity.

This info can help improve the results and suggestions you get in Google services.

Remove a device from your account
You can review devices that recently signed in to your account. If you don't recognize or own the device, remove it from your account.
Delete a product or your account
You can also delete your Google Account at any time. After deleting it, you might not be able to get it back.

Edit personal info

Visit About me to edit your personal info and who can view it. This info can help people get in touch with you in Google services like Gmail or find things you have in common.

Find out how to edit your personal info.

Edit personal info

Change ad settings

You can control the info Google uses to show you ads with ad settings.

This data helps make the ads you see more relevant to your interests.

Learn more about Google ads and ad settings.

Download your Google data

You can download or transfer data like photos, emails, docs, and contacts at any time. That way, you can have the content you’ve created even if you stop using Google services or delete your Google Account.

Learn how to download your data.

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