Google rolled out a tool that makes it easier to remove search results containing your address, phone number, and other personal data, 9to5Google reported.
It first revealed the “results about you” feature at I/O 2022 in May, describing it as a way to “help you easily control whether your personally identifiable information can be found in Search results.”
If you notice any of your personal data, you can click on the three-dot menu at the top right that opens the usual “About this result” panel, but it now contains a new “Remove result” option at the bottom of the screen.
A dialog states that if the result contains one of those three things, “we can review your request more quickly.”
Then, you can review the request in a new menu item in the Google app called “Results about you,” available by tapping your user profile at the top right. You can then monitor the progress of requests via filters “All requests,” “In progress” and “Approved.”
The same page also lets you make a new request with a “Why would you like to remove this result” step. Options there include “It shows my personal contact info,” “It shows my contact into with an intent to harm me,” “It shows other personal info,” “It contains illegal info” and “It’s outdated.”
However, Google has pointed out that not all requests may be granted: