Did you know that Google now lets you delete search results about you?
In early August, Google released an enhanced version of its Results About You tool, aiming to provide users with greater control over their personal contact information online. The tool, initially launched last year, enables users to request the removal of search results that display sensitive information such as phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, and of course, explicit photos.
The recent updates to the Results About You tool include the introduction of a new dashboard that informs users if search results containing their contact details appear on Google Search. If undesirable information is detected, users can swiftly request its removal through the tool.
Additionally, Google has implemented a feature that alerts users whenever new web results containing their contact information emerge in search results. This alert system operates similarly to Google Alerts, using specified keywords to monitor content.
The Results About You tool is unfortunately only available in the United States for now. Google has plans to expand the tool’s availability to additional languages and regions in the near future.
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