As we know that Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Everything Google offers just blends in with you, its like they know exactly what you need and what you prefer. Well, the fact is, they know everything. See, while you use services provided by Google, they know your interests, your searches, your locations and so on. Today, I am here to help you to get to those 10 Google URLs so that you yourself know the details. All of these URL serve quite a useful purpose and are hidden in most cases.
Google URLs Every Internet User Must Know
1. Your Entire Activity Feed
You know that Facebook has ‘my activity’ option where you can see the ist of what you did on Facebook. Like your posts, your comments and so on. Google has a similar activity feed, but this list is far board than Facebook could show. You can see your activities ionYoutube, Google searches. Even what you did on your android device. Which applications you run for how many times.
2. Locate Your Android Device
Provided that your device is switched on and connected to the Internet with your Gmail logged in. Then, you can locate your Android device if by any means you have lost it. Google’s Find My Device offers much more than locating your device location.
Let me tell you a common problem; many times you put your mobile on silent and forget where the hell your device is. You ring your phone and find no success, cause it is silent. In this simple but somehow common circumstance, Google can help you. In Find My Phone, there is an option to ring your phone even if it is in Silent mode. Cool right?
You can secure your device by locking it OR you can erase all data, even if you are not physically present.
3. Google Ads Setting
When you browse the web, you can obviously see different Google Ads on multiple sites. Most of those ads may seem random but Google decided those ads to show to you.
But, Google lets you change the display of those ads according to your preference. Like technology, computing, sport and so on. Ads vary for people who have different interests. Its all about how appealing those ad-clicks are. There you can see Google has already selected the topics which you might like ads of. You can manually remove those topics and add another one of your interest. I found this quite interesting.
4. Signup Without Gmail
Did you know that you could Signup an email id without having @gmail.com as your domain? Sounds confusing right? Well, this is confusing.
If you have an existing Email id(not Gmail) and you don’t want to create a new email id(Gmail) then Google lets you do it. And register your new Gmail id without Gmail domain.
5. Your Saved Username & Password
While you were browsing the web through Google Chrome and when logging into some sites through email and passwords, most of the time you must notice the browser saying “Do you want Google Smart Lock to remember your password” or something like that.
Most of the people believe in Google for privacy and click ‘yes’ so that they can see those passwords in the future if they forget. But we fail to question How do I view my saved passwords from Google Smart lock? Simply, go through this URL and log in your Google account and you can see them all.
6. Download Your Google Data
At this point, you know Google stores your info. Google has data about you from various Google Services you have used. But, what if you want to have that data which Google has stored for a long time.
Yes, you can do this. If you ever had a question like How to download my Google Data? Then there is an answer for you. You will see lists of products which has your data. Select those products and hit next. Then google asks how you want to receive the download link of the archived data. It can be via email/dropbox/one drive. Simple!
7. Google Location History
Do you ever forget where you were on a particular day? Or do you travel so much that you couldn’t track yourself? Then oddly enough, our main man Google is there to help you.
Google has the history of your locations, either with your Android device or using Google Maps and so on. It keeps each track, where you went and how. I was also surprised how detailed it was. If you want to know for yourself the history of your short/long travels then
8. Google Contacts
In almost every android device, you have the option to save new contacts in your Gmail accounts. When you sync your accounts in a mobile device, those contacts automatically pop up. But, you might sometimes want to access those contacts elsewhere; like your PC/laptop. Then this is for you.
9. Google Account Security
The last one on our list is account security. This has answers to your question of How can I increase my Google account security?
You can manage your account access and security settings. You can also Keep track of which apps or services you gave permission to access your account, and remove the ones you no longer use or trust.
10. Google Alerts
Google has a track of everything going on the Internet. From News about Celebrities to Companies/Technologies/ Politics, Google knows everything.
You can use Google Alerts to alert yourself of someone OR something of your interest. Then, you will be notified if something new comes up regarding your chosen interest.
Hurray!! 🙂 😀 Hence, These are the Top 10 Google URL Every Internet User Must Know. If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback please don’t hesitate to write them in the comment box below because it will help us to improve or correct our contents. Thanks, Happy FOSS Computing. ?
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Kool Arpan is a Tech Enthusiastic who loves blogging and writing articles on technology. He is a very humble in person. He loves sharing knowledge to the others by any means and medium.