Google is now adding a new option that will allow users to turn off data usage that helps Google offer smart features and personalization experiences. Google product manager Maalika Manoharan took to their blog to inform users about the new development. According to the blog post, in the coming weeks, Google is launching a new way to put one in control of their data and the Google experience, “with a new setting for smart features and personalization in Gmail.”
The blog post also stated that the users would soon see a new setting for controlling whether their data in Gmail, Meet, and Chat can offer “smart” features in them along with other Google products.
While the ability to turn on features like tabbed inbox, Smart Compose, and Smart Reply in Gmail is not new, what is new is a clearer choice over the data processing that makes them possible. In its blog, Google mentioned that the new setting is designed to reduce the work of understanding and manage that process.
According to Google, they will continue evolving controls to align with changing trends since smart features rely on one’s data to save time and provide a more helpful experience.
Google added that if one decides not to use the smart features and personalization, they will still be able to use Gmail and other products. However, if they decide later that the features are actually helpful and would like to turn them on, they can do so in the Gmail settings.