Google Feed was previously known as Google Now. As Google Now, the predictive service was flawless, giving us the updates and information we needed before we thought about looking for it. For example, this would give us all the latest details on a hotel we just looked for, or a train ticket that we had booked a month ago. Now, however, Google Feed has become another regular site for scrolling news headlines. Instead of predicting personally useful information, it rather gives us the latest news using data from our latest search history. Although to some extent it is always personalized for each Google user, it has become redundant because many other applications have this function. So we'll give you a solution and show you how to turn off Google Feed.
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How to turn off Google Feed
There are two methods that we can use to disable Google Feed. The first method which will be listed below is more convenient to use than the second method. Therefore, try to follow the steps of the first method. If that doesn't work, the only solution will be the second method.
This method allows us to customize the settings of the Google application. This method is more practical because it is permanent. However, it is possible that Google may change its settings and remove the option to switch between activating and deactivating Google Feed.
- If you're using an Android device, from the Home screen, tap Apps, and then find the Google app. If you're using an iOS device, find the Google app from your home screens.
- Tap the menu option. It should be displayed as an icon with three horizontal lines.
- From the list of options provided, tap the Settings option.
- Under Settings, choose the option named Your feed.
- Look for the parameter named Feed. This will allow you to disable all of the Google Feed feature on your device. When prompted, you can also choose to remove the Google Feed feature entirely from all devices connected to the account.
- Press the Home button to exit the Google app.
This method only works if you no longer use the Google app after deactivating your Google feed. If you use the app again, the Google feed will restart and you may need to start these steps again.
- If you're using an Android device, from the Home screen, tap Apps, and then find the Settings app.
- Launch the Settings application.
- Scroll down and find the Apps & Notifications option. Touch this option.
- Locate the Google app in Apps & Notifications in the list of apps provided.
- Tap the storage option shown.
- Choose to manage the space.
- Select the option Erase data / Erase all data. This will delete all of your browser history and Google will not be able to use this information to generate the Google feed.
- Press OK to confirm. This will confirm the deletion of all history from your browser.
- Press the Home button to return to the home page.
- Stop launching the Google app after you finish these steps.
Disabling your Google feed doesn't change the rest of your Google Account settings. It only prevents the Google app from using the data collected from your search history to predict what information you might need.
In addition, here is a little pro tip: disabling the Google Feed function can help you extend the battery life of your device!