Google has redesigned the hub page for user accounts on Android, offering people a simpler and more intuitive interface that’s much easier to navigate. Now, you can quickly search for and review all the settings related to your Google Account.
If you don’t know why that’s important, you might not have ever visited the page, which you can find here. For one thing, this is is where you can change your passwords, find your lost Android, and manage your device security. For another, this is also where you want to go to review your privacy settings, especially in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
According to Google, over 20 million people visit their account settings daily, but until now it’s been fairly complicated to find even a few simple option toggles. Now, the redesigned page makes your security and privacy options more prominent at the top, seeing as that’s what you’re going to be checking most often. Thankfully, there’s also a search bar so you can find the settings you want even when you don’t know where they are.
“To help you better understand and take control of your Google Account, we’ve made all your privacy options easy to review with our new intuitive, user-tested design,” Jan Hannemann, product manager for Google Account, wrote in the blog post. “You can now more easily find your activity controls in the Data & Personalisation tab and choose what types of activity data are saved in your account to make Google work better for you.”
In addition, Google will also show you notifications on the Accounts home page if it realizes there’s more you can do to strengthen your account’s security.