Those who are willing to spare the time and effort to keep tabs on their browsing, mailing and internet sessions in general, can make use of the new Google Account Activity service. Through this, individuals with a Google account can review searches, sent and received mails and other similar activities over a specific period of time and also compare it with other schedules.
To take advantage of this service, Google users will require to sign up for it. After that is done, the team over at Mountain View will send participants monthly reports of their signed-in usage of Google facilities through links. With the help of these links, enthusiasts can get a good look at their internet sessions over the past monthly time-frame.
“If you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven’t been or devices you’ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by 2-step verification. Give Account Activity a try, and tell us what you think by clicking on the ‘Send feedback’ button in the lower right corner of your report. Over the next few months, we plan to incorporate more Google services. Meanwhile, we hope this feature helps you better understand and manage your information on Google,” conveyed Andreas Tuerk, product manager through a recent post on the official Google blog.
Employing this service should also enable users to make their accounts more secure. They will be able to spot locations from where they have signed in or data which has been accessed and ensure that these were part of their activities in the past month. If not, they can change their password and other security related data.
Individuals with a Google account can already sign up for the Google Account Activity feature.