Google Overhauls the Account Settings Interface, Making it Simpler!

Dec 17, 2013 | 796 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google account settings, which was due for a revamp for a long time has finally received a new interface. All the settings and data are now grouped into broader categories with tabs at the top instead of branch of settings that were earlier listed at the left.

The new categories are:

  • Personal info
  • Security
  • Data tools
  • Language

The group of settings on each tab is displayed in card interface, which is found in Android & Google products since 2012. The new layout for desktop web settings is again very clean and underneath it hides a long list of options we all are familiar with. Click on "Edit notifications settings" and you will notice the change.

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To access Google settings, click on the profile photo on the top right of any of the Google services and hit "Account". You can also type google.com/settings/personalinfo into address bar.

Mobile Friendly Settings

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The settings have been updated for mobile web also. To view the new interface, all you have to do is tap "Account" from across Google services in the mobile browser and explore the new look.

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