Google now allows you to request that your photographs be removed from search results.

Google now allows you to request that your photographs be removed from search results.

Google has released crucial upgrades that will aid in the prevention of online harassment. You can now ask for your photographs to be removed from Google’s search results. If you google your name, you’ll see photographs linked to your social media handles as well as links to websites that are relevant to you. The images are usually the profile pictures that you publish on social media, rather than the postings themselves. Users under the age of 18 can now fill out request forms to have their photographs removed from Google.

My Twitter display photo, Linked profile picture, and Facebook profile picture appeared in search results whenever I googled my name. A succession of images, including your new and old display pictures, appear in the search results. The images appear with the links that are relevant to you in the images result. Google search results will inform you if you have appeared on any of the websites. This is dangerous to a significant extent since anyone can look up your name on Google and have access to your photos, which they can then exploit for a variety of purposes. But not any longer; Google now allows people to fill out a form and request that the images be removed from the search results. Users under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the service. Google can be asked to remove the photographs by parents, guardians, or a “authorised representative.”

“With the exception of cases of compelling public interest or newsworthiness,” Google wrote, “Google will remove photos of current minors (meaning anybody under the age of 18) from Search results at the request of the minor or their parent or guardian.”

It’s vital to note that users can’t request that a web URL be deleted from the search results; only the image can be removed. Google has stated that even if an image is removed from Google Search, it may still persist elsewhere on the internet. This implies that the image can still be viewed at the online URL that hosts it, or through social media. This implies that even if Google removes the image, it will still be available on other platforms. Individuals can currently only ask Google to remove photographs of minors or users under the age of 18.

You must supply the following information in order to request that Google delete photographs from its search results.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/technology/news/story/you-can-now-request-google-to-remove-your-images-from-search-result-1870589-2021-10-28

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