Search giant Google has added a new feature on its Google Search where users would be notified with an alert every time their name is noted or seems on the Internet. The feature is said to be “Stay in the Loop” from which the users would get their names appeared on their Gmail IDs by the Google.
The new feature runs as long as a user stays connected with their official Google account. Also, they have to offer Google access to store their Web and App activity which can be activated through the Activity Controls menu.
The Activity Controls menu said, “Save your search activity on apps and in browsers to make searches faster and get customized experiences in Search, Maps, Now, and other Google products.”
To enable this feature, users have to make sure that they are logged into their registered Gmail account and have given all permission to Google to track their Web and App activity. This can be activated through the Activity Controls menu.
Once they have given all needed access to Google, the Stay in the loop widget adds at the bottom of the first page of the search results. Tapping on the widget moves users to a Google Alert form that already consist of username in quotation marks. Once they have managed the Settings, just tap on Create alert, and the user would be all set to get the alert.
From here on, users can adjust Google Alerts for their name references. Users can also have access to select from a number of suggestions to obtain alerts for like politics, music, sports, and automobiles. In addition to this, they can also manage settings like source types, languages, frequency, and region.
Google declared the feature in the previous month in a blog post, though it had not yet been updated. Now the search engine has officially brought the feature live to the users. Along with this feature, Google has also unveiled several changes and other features for My Account off-late. The company launched the ‘Find your Phone’ feature to allow users locate their smart devices in cases they are stolen or lost. It also brought a new feature where subscribers can use My Account through voice commands.
According to several reports, the feature is now made live in India too. But, The ‘Stay in the Loop’ doesn’t seem to locate at the bottom of the first page of search results yet, even after giving Google access to my Web and App activity through the Activity Controls menu.