Google really wants you to hear its I / O 2021 message on privacy
Google now displays the same privacy and security message first shared to its 2021 I / O event in many of its web services. This includes services such as Gmail, Google Drive and Google photos, reports indicate.
Now, this is not entirely surprising. The event in question, which ends today, focused largely on these themes. And that’s through every product and feature ad Android 12 to smaller software updates.
What is Google telling people through its I / O 2021 privacy message?
Of course, what users see seems to vary a bit from service to service. But in any case, a banner stating “We protect your privacy” seems to be the center of the inter-departmental message. The banner features a prompt with a blue shield icon, used by Google to indicate privacy and security. However, the message placed on this banner changes from one service to another.
For Gmail, for example, Google emphasizes that email content isn’t just kept safe. But also that it is never used for advertising purposes. Likewise, the company says the same to Google Drive users about their files. And vice versa, the same goes for photos and videos stored in Google Photos.
It should be noted that the message appears to appear on free accounts, but not on paid Workspace accounts. So the majority of Google’s user base, made up of non-paying customers whose service is supported by advertisements, as opposed to paying customers, are the ones the company is trying to reach with the message.
Google also has a “Learn More” link to a “Safer with Google” page that has been added to the main user account management site.
There is more to this post than being informative
Of course, Google also doesn’t get paid to shell out user data. And that’s another point he reiterated at his annual developer conference. But the purpose of the post, as much as anything else, also seems to point users to new features. Namely, this is the series of security features launched over the last year and coming in the future in Search, Google Pay, Gmail, Chrome, etc.
For example, the company certainly draws attention to password management features announced at the event. And it draws attention to the inclusiveness discussed at the event also via its post.