Finally, Google has added iOS’s privacy labels to its Gmail app for all the users. This time, search engine doesn’t introduce a new version update, but has added privacy labels to the Gmail app. Which indicate that users will not receive any new features or bug fixes, but will only show that how Gmail is collecting your data.
This means that you won’t get any new features or bug fixes, but some details about how Gmail is collecting your data will be shown.
These labels were not present in most of the apps such as the likes Google apps. However, Google finally added the Apple store privacy labels YouTube and then Gmail which was highly requested by users.
Google, talking about adding labels to its apps, said that it would only add privacy labels to the app when the updates are available, “As Google’s iOS apps are updated with new features or to fix bugs, you’ll see updates to our app page listings that include the new App Privacy Details. These labels represent the maximum categories of data that could be collected — meaning if you use every available feature and service in the app. The data you provide to Google products delivers helpful services to you, and you can always control your privacy settings by visiting your Google Account or going directly to the Google products you use on iOS,” said the company in a blog.
Apple has been enforcing App Privacy labels since December 2020, and Google has been slow to support the feature. Apple said that all app developers are required to add privacy labels to their apps, which would let the users know how much data an app is collecting from them.