Google offers loads of tools to help secure our accounts, and one of those tools is called My Google Activity. In fact, Google did not create this tool specifically for users but rather developed it to track the history of your online activity and how it can benefit from it for all its other services. In other words, to improve your targeting of ads that might interest you. This applies to all other Google services, whether you’re browsing YouTube or even using Google Maps, you’ll find ads that Google sees as important to your priorities.
In a nutshell, with My Google Activity history, Google can collect a lot of data about us. Of course, you don’t want that data to fall into the wrong hands, do you? Therefore, to ensure the safety of your data and protect your privacy, you must lock your Google Activity history by adding password verification so that no one else can see your browsing history, the sites you visit, or anything like that.
Bear in mind, if you are the only one using your computer, and you protect it with a password or fingerprint scanning, you do not have to lock your Google activity history, as long as no one but you can access your computer.
If someone else is using your computer, or you allow any of your friends to use your browser, it might be a good idea to lock down your Google activity history. Now, let us show you how you can lock your Google Activity history with password verification.
In the first step, you will necessarily need your computer, and you will also have to log into your Google account. From any Internet browser you want, go to My Google Activity.
Now you are in the main window of My Google Activity. Click on the three horizontal lines icon in the top left corner next to the Google My Activity logo. You will immediately notice the appearance of a drop-down list containing several options. From this list, click on Activity Control.
From the new window, scroll down until you reach the “Manage Activity” option – you will find it approximately in the middle of the page, as shown in the previous example image.
Now from the new window click on the “Manage My Activity Verifications” option.
A pop-up window will appear containing two options: the first option is “Require Extra Verification” and the second option is “Don`t Require Extra Verification”. Activate the circle next to the first option “Require Extra Verification” as shown in the previous example image, then click Save. Google will then ask you to enter a password for your Google account, enter the password and click Next.
That is almost all for hiding your Google activity history with a password. Anytime someone tries to tamper with your dashboard to see your Google activity history, they’ll have to type in your account password.