Google Will Let You Stop Ads from Following You Around the Web
Google today said it is rolling out new controls for managing advertisements that appear in apps and on mobile web sites. Moving forward, people will be able to use the ad preferences settings to put the kibosh on reminder ads that often show up after user's search for specific products. Google says the tool is first reaching the mobile web and will soon expand to YouTube, Search, and Gmail in the coming months. Further, Google is improving the "mute this ad" function in several ways. First, the tool will now be smart enough to cease showing ads that were first muted on a smartphone on the same user's laptop or tablet (as long as they are signed into their Google account.) Second, the mute this ad tool will become more widely available, including within more apps and partner web sites so people can take control over their browsing experience. These tools can be managed in the Google Dashboard.
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Apr 25, 2018
Google today introduced new features to Gmail both on the web and on mobile devices. The web version of Gmail sees the largest number of changes and adds smart features meant to help people move through their email more efficiently.
May 11, 2018
Google is pushing an update to YouTube today that gives people the opportunity to schedule breaks. The reminder can be set to automatically pause video after you've watched for 15, 30, 60, 90, or 180 minutes.
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.