Google revealed earlier this year that it would default to location and search data auto-deleting. “whether your data in Gmail, Meet and Chat can be used to offer ‘smart’ features in these and other Google products.” whether it is possible to use your data in Gmail, Meet and Talk to offer ‘smart’ features in these and other Google products.
The first preference dictates whether you want “smart features” to use Gmail. Today, it includes:
- Automatic email categorization into the Promotions, Social, and Primary inboxes
- Smart Compose
- Summary cards for shopping, travel reservations, and package tracking
- Calendar event creation from dates and other details in emails
This upcoming prompt asks users whether they want to continue using or completely turn off those capabilities. Google warns that this will “disable or degrade the features’ performance,” and that it can be re-enabled at any time.
Next is another new setting that decides whether Assistant, Maps, Google Pay, and Travel are personalize using Chat, Meet, and, primarily, Gmail data. Getting this allowed helps you to get the most out of items.” For example, Assistant has now displayed bill reminders for a while while Maps can display upcoming reservations and tickets bought automatically by Google Pay.
Otherwise, “limited versions of other Google products.” The company states that “ads are not based on your personal data in Gmail, no matter which choice you make.”
By going through the settings of individual apps, you can disable many of these smart features today. Google hopes, however that the management process can be simplified by this two-page dialog in Gmail. It also reflects the mandates of user testing and regulations.
In the coming weeks, these new Gmail settings will be available.