How to Protect Your Google Search Activity with a Password


This article will guide you on how to protect your Google Search Activity with a password to keep your search activities private and safe while sharing your device with others. Tech giant Google is now rolling out an extra layer of security to safeguard your online activities of Google products including Gmail, Google News, YouTube, Google Search, Google Play Store and much more.

It allows you to put an extra password verification on the “My Activity” page so that others cannot snoop on your online and sensitive activity. By activating the verification method, it can help you to keep your Google activity safer on shared devices.

How to Password Protect Your Google Search Activity

Here’s how you can add a password to your Google Activity–

1. First off, fire up your browser and type in the address bar. Make sure that you’re signed in to your Google Account.

2. Next, click on the “Manage My Activity Verification” link as shown below.

Manage My Activity Verification Link

3. A pop-up dialog box will open with two options. Simply select “Require Extra Verification” and then click on “Save“.

4. After saving, you will be asked to sign in to your Google account to make sure that it’s really you on your desktop web browser. However, on a mobile device, you can either use your screen lock or fingerprint by tapping the “Continue” button. Alternatively, you can choose other ways through the “Try another way” option to verify your identity.

Manage My Activity Verification

5. On verifying your identity via sign in, fingerprint or screen lock, the My Activity page will be reloaded with the Verify button without showing your search activity in place of the regular page.

Manage My Activity Verify Button

6. Finally, your My Activity page is password protected, so it is not possible for anyone to access your search and browsing activity without your secret password or screen lock.

To view your search activity, open the Verify button, and you will be prompted to enter your password or the screen lock to unlock the page.

So this was all about how to protect your Google Search Activity with a Password, if you still have any questions regarding this, please drop your queries in the comments section below.

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