The next new feature relates to third-party apps and sites that a user has granted permission to access Google account data in the past. Jonathan Skelker, Product Manager, Google, says in the blog post, “It’s really important that you understand the information that has been shared with apps or sites so that we can keep you safe. We already notify you when you’ve granted access to sensitive information – like Gmail data or your Google Contacts – to third-party sites or apps.” In the next few weeks, Google will expand this feature to send notifications to users whenever they share any data from their Google Account. Similar to the earlier feature, the company will list all the third-party apps and sites that gained access to a user’s Google data in the Security Checkup section.
Finally, Google has detailed a security feature that it plans to use in case of a hack. Google has introduced a new step-by-step process within the Google Account that it will automatically start if it detects any potential unauthorised activity. It will secure users’ other accounts, verify critical security settings, check financial activity, and review content and files.