Technology giant Google rolls out “Stay in the Loop” feature

01 Aug 2016


Technology giant Google has rolled out a feature in Google Search that notifies users when their name is mentioned on the web - anywhere in the world, according to a media report.

With the "Stay in the Loop" feature in Google Search, the search giant delivers a report to users' registered Gmail IDs regarding where their name was searched.

According to technology website, the feature worked as long as users were logged in to Google and had allowed Google to save their web and app activity.

On the Google homepage, a new widget can be seen at the bottom of the first page of search results that helps users to easily set up a new Google Alert for new references of their name.

Users who would like to find out what was online about them would find this a reasonable move by the company.

Users could adjust settings like email frequency, source types, languages, regions, whether to only send the best results and the email address to send alerts to.

The feature is now live in India.

First up, users would need to make sure they were logged in to their Google account and that Google had been granted permission to track web and App Activity.

This could be switched from the Activity Controls menu. ''Save your search activity on apps and in browsers to make searches faster and get customized experiences in Search, Maps, Now, and other Google products,'' the Activity Controls page says.

The Stay in the loop widget would appear right at the bottom of the first page of results. Setting up Google Alerts from there on was easy. There already was users' name in quotes on the Google Alerts page and users could choose from a number of suggestions to get alerts for.

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