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Google will now show you history of a search term through ‘Journeys’ feature

Google will now show you history of a search term through ‘Journeys’ feature
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Google Chrome has announced a new history feature, where links pertaining to a certain search term are grouped together, so that you won’t have to start from scratch if you enter the same search term another time.

Chrome will categorise our browsing histories into categories, and will use its algorithms to determine what are the most important pages in a given category. 

“When you type a related word into your search bar and click on “Resume your research” or visit the Chrome History Journeys page, you see a list of relevant sites you visited and can quickly pick up where you left off, whether it was earlier today or weeks ago,” said Yana Yushkina, Product manager at Chrome. 

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Chrome will also track how much you interact with a certain site, and will place that information in front, while also providing suggestions or related searches that Google thinks you might want to try next.

Also read: Google trackers collect more data on Indian users than anyone else

After facing privacy concerns for FLoC (Federated learning of Cohorts) Chrome seems to be precautious of privacy and were proactive in mentioning that users will have the option to turn off Journeys, and will be able to delete individual items or entire clusters of searchers.   

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At a closer look, the new functionality seems somewhat related to Google’s replacement for FLoC, in the form of Topics, but we cannot confirm the same.   

Read about Topics here  

Additionally, Google said that Journeys will only group history on the device, and no data will be saved to our main Google accounts. “Based on user feedback and interest, we’ll explore adding the ability to access Journeys in Chrome across multiple devices (just like bookmarks or passwords),” Yushkina said in the blog post.  

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