Gmail has become the second Google app after YouTube to show privacy labels on the App Store
- Gmail for iOS is now telling to what data it is collecting and sharing.
- After YouTube, Gmail now becomes the second most important Google app to get a private label.
After YouTube, Google has finally added Private labels to the Gmail app for iOS phones. Gmail is the second app that gets labels.
Google has said that the new labels will be added to the app when new updates are available.
The Company said in the blog post:
“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,”
What data does the app share?
The app shares your location as well as your user ID with advertisers. Other data includes email addresses, photos, videos, and audio data. However, it does not collect your name, phone number, and physical address. The app also collects search history as well as the way you interact with it.
But it is important to mention that it is not a single mailing app that collects your personal data. The apps like Apple’s Mail, Microsoft Outlook have the same privacy labels.
Last year, Apple had announced that all the developers of the app should add privacy labels so that Users get to know how much an app is collecting from a user.
Google’s other large apps like Maps, Photos, Docs, and Chrome haven’t gotten the labels yet. But this step indicates that Google is starting to roll them out to its bigger apps.