With Google personal results, the search engine will provide customized options. When we search on Google, we frequently get a variety of results. However, sometimes we may wish to block particular items or receive only those that appeal to us. It’s for precisely this reason that the search engine has just been updated with a new tool.
This is the second option, which displays personalized results based on Google’s data about us, as its name implies. The option is hidden, but it’s incredibly easy to use. You’ll find a link for this setting in the Privacy section of Settings on every device running iOS 10 or higher. If you don’t see it there, follow the procedure below.
How to enable personal results in Google?
Google has updated its search tool with a new option that allows us, as we said, to see search results based on your Google account data. You can enable or disable it easily by following these steps:
- Log into Google search through Discover or the Google app and click on your profile image in the upper right corner.
- From the drop-down menu, select ‘Settings.
- Once inside the Settings, look for the ‘Personal results’ option and tap on it.
- On the new page, simply toggle the ‘Show personal results’ option on or off.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of enabling this option? As Google points out on the same page, having personal results turned on will autocomplete your search history predictions, allowing you to continue where you left off.
You’ll also get personalized answers based on your Google account information, such as “my flights” in your Gmail inbox or “directions home” from Google Maps. It will also show you recommendations based on your activity, such as restaurants if you type “where to eat” or shows/movies if you type “what to watch”.