In May 2022, Google announced a new privacy search tool that will allow users to remove search results that includes their personally identifiable information and contact details. According to a report, Google App now includes a new Results About You menu item that allows users to request Google to remove personal information from search results. A few Android users in the United States and Europe are receiving the privacy tool.
While searching on Google, users need to click on the three-dot overflow menu, which appears in the top-right corner of the search results. After that, an About This Result window will open with an option to Remove Result. Users can also monitor the removal progress of the search result from Google that contains any personal information.
“It’s important to note that when we receive removal requests, we will evaluate all content on the web page to ensure that we’re not limiting the availability of other information that is broadly useful, for instance, in news articles,” said Google in a previous blog post.
The privacy search tool will be available for all users in the coming months. But, for now, users who want to remove any personally identifiable information on Google Search but do not see the privacy search tool can make a request through the Google support page.
However, removing contact information from Google Search will not remove it from the actual website. Users will have to contact the hosting site directly for the removal of contact information from their website.