Ever wanted to know how many Google searches you’ve done? What days you search the most? Or even have access your voice recordings from asking Google Now? You can, and even have control over your Google account like never before. The answer lies at Google Dashboard. Head on over after taking a quick tutorial on how to rummage through your data.
Upon going to the above link, you get taken to the main menu
There’s three sections here: Security, Personal Info and Preferences. I’l be going through two, namely Security and Personal Info.
Upon selecting “Signing in to Google”, you can change your account to two-step verification, which will require a PIN sent to your phone whenever you want to sign in to a new device, increasing your security. You also get an overview of all devices your account is logged in to. There’s also a “Security Checkup” I suggest you take. You also get a complete view on what apps and websites are connected and have access to your Google account.
Now for the more interesting part, clicking on “Personal Info” brings up an arsenal of information. You can (scarily) view every location you’ve been with your phone, videos you’ve searched and watched on YouTube, your voice searches and request a file which contains every single search you’ve done with your account.
You can see what days of the week you search most, and where you went at each day at which time.
And these are just some of the features. You can also go there to delete your account, or set it so that if it’s inactive for a certain amount of time (you died), some account aspects get transferred to another person. Remember to consonantly check your security and change your password. Go explore for yourself!