Google Expanding One-Tap Access to Account Settings to Search, Maps, YouTube, More Apps

Google Expanding One-Tap Access to Account Settings to Search, Maps, YouTube, More Apps
Google Expanding One-Tap Access to Account Settings to Search, Maps, YouTube, More Apps

One-tap access to account settings in Google apps will rollout gradually over this month

Highlights
  • Google Assistant and News will also get one-tap access
  • Google is using new AI models to improve privacy protections
  • The company will offer direct links to product-specific data in its apps

Google made a lot of noise about its commitment to user privacy at the keynote on the first day of I/O developer conference. Although the company can hardly be seen as the champion of privacy, it seems to be attempting to make a change for better. In the same bid, the company on Tuesday announced the introduction of revised interfaces in several apps and services, which will bring privacy controls to the front. It is looking to offer one tap access to Google Account from all of its major products. The company also announced Android smartphones running v7.0 and above can now be used as security keys for 2FA.

According to Google, it is making it easier to reach Google Account settings from its various products on mobile devices. The company already features your profile picture in the top right corner of its products like Gmail, Drive, Contacts, and Pay to give a quick access to your Google Account. Now, Google is expanding the same to more of its products on mobile, including Search, Maps, YouTube, Chrome, Assistant, and News. The one-tap access will rollout gradually over this month.

Additionally, the company has revealed that it is also expanding support for quick access to Google product specific data within the company’s apps. It was originally introduced in Google Search, but is now rolling out to Maps and Google Assistant. YouTube will also be getting it soon.