To give users more control over their data, Google brings a new setting for smart features and personalization in Gmail. It announced through a blog post on Monday that Gmail will soon get new settings that will enable users the ability to control their data in Gmail, Meet, and Chat. The new settings will launch in the coming weeks and post that users will be able to turn off/on the smart features in Gmail and other related Google products.
Google’s smart features for Gmail include Smart Reply, Smart Compose, tabbed inbox, email filtering, and summary cards. These essentially provide suggestions to users while composing an email and suggest replies for a received email. Though these features already have an option to turn them off individually but now the tech giant wants to give users a ‘clearer choice over the data’. Here’s more about the upcoming settings for smart features in Gmail.
New Settings for Smart Features in Gmail
The smart features in Gmail provide more convenience to users, but they use a significant amount of data. But now, Google will implement a setting that the users can use to disable smart features if they don’t need or trust them. This will stop sharing the content of emails and messages with Google. Notably, the settings, if disabled, will also stop offering suggestions while composing an email. However, users can turn it back on at any time.
The smart features and personalization data offers users a lot of features on Gmail, Meet, and Chat. Also, when a user personalizes this data, he’ll have access to a lot of features in Google Assistant, Maps, and Google Pay. These include reminders from Assistant for invoices, an option to view restaurant reservations in Maps, and more. Disabling the toggle in new settings will also disable these features.
Google is doing numerous changes to its products and services. Earlier this week, the company announced that it would no longer offer free unlimited storage for high-quality photo backups in Photos after June 2021. But these new settings for Gmail will indeed give users more control over their data and privacy settings.