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Google makes it simple to track your account and associated devices

Google's new Devices and Activity dashboard grants users additional insight and control over devices that make use of their Google account.

Published onNovember 25, 2014

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In an effort to improve device security and give users peace of mind, Google has released a new set of security tools located in your Google Account settings. Although intended for IT managers, anyone can make use of these new features.

The Device and Activity Dashboard, which can be found at this link, lets you track all the devices associated with your Google account that have been active in the last 28 days and those that are currently signed in. You can view where and when different devices logged in, link directly to the Android Device Manager to find your phone or tablet, and can also remove account access from your Android devices, if so required.

Google Device Activity and Security

Alongside the new tracking feature, Google’s security wizard will also help you set-up recovery information for your device, should you ever be unfortunately enough to lose it.  The wizard also guides you through reviewing recent account activities and setting up various app permissions.

It is nice to see that Google is taking account security seriously. Let us know what you think if you try out the new tools.

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