If you’re the type of person who needs to be notified of every last thing happening on the internet; Stay In The Loop is for you. Google’s new Stay In The Loop feature will send you a notification if your name is mentioned on the web. The feature was kind of mentioned back in June on Google’s blog but is just now going live for users on iOS and Android at least. If you’re logged into Google and are allowing Google to save your web and app activity you should be able to activate Stay In The Loop. All you need to do is a Google search on your name and the widget that mentions Stay In The Loop will be located near the bottom of the page.
Stay In The Loop is not active by default, so don’t worry about getting a boat load of notifications you don’t want. You’ll have to go in and activate the feature and even then it is granular enough that you can adjust the frequency of notifications you’re getting. This feature could be handy for those who have a strong online presence and want to know if and when they are being mentioned anywhere online. Of course there is the argument Google is rolling out yet another method to harvest your data. So it is worth mentioning again that this particular feature will not work if you’re not allowing Google to track your web and app activity.
You can find Google’s new feature on Android and iOS, we did not test desktop to see if the widget was accessible there, if you do, let us know. What do you think of Google’s new feature? Is this something you’ll use? Let us know your thoughts and comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.[button link=”http://venturebeat.com/2016/07/30/google-search-alerts/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Venturebeat[/button]
Last Updated on January 23, 2017.