Google has stealthily added iOS privacy labels to another of its product. Google unexpectedly adds Apple’s App Store labels to its Gmail app without the usually required updates that come with any notable tweaks.
During the early days of February, Google has been hinting about its mailing app that needs an urgent update — Gmail user-base was enthused about the next version of the mailing platform.
In the wake of 2021, Google added iOS privacy labels to YouTube. Apple’s privacy label featured on its video-blogging platform in line with its previous app update. Critics expected the same approach of Google to add Apple’s privacy label to Gmail other than adding it silently without announcements.
The new Gmail privacy interface looks the same unless you might think otherwise — on the mailing App uncouth privacy interface, it shares different sections for its user ID, location, advertisement information and information about interactions.
The iOS privacy label is not designed to access user’s personal information, such as a home address, phone numbers, and names. Although the iPhone maker’s partner, Gmail, demands such detailed user information to gain access to its product, just like any other electronic mail brand will demand an email address.
What does the app privacy label for Gmail look like? See for yourself. pic.twitter.com/LpOPfg4Iq2
— Mitchell (@strawberrywell) February 23, 2021
However, Google’s addition of Apple’s privacy label to its already existing app privacy — the information Apple offered displays the same information Google has pre-installed in Gmail, according to the iOS privacy label.
Apple gave a vague explanation about the access “Locations” feature. For instance, any random app will only request to access its user’s location if the app needs to access significant apps like maps, which happens occasionally.
Apple reportedly issued it the information Google used — they were also vague about the pieces of information they gave Google. Google could not back it up because Apple made no promise about the features of its private label.
Nonetheless, it says a lot going contrary to due procedures — it appears to be cheap as Gmail now access iOS privacy without being featured as the regular app update. Gmail has also anticipated an app update release.
For two months now, Gmail has not been updated, while they delayed an update release with a “fun bug” fix excuse.
Remember, Google has only added iOS privacy label to YouTube and Gmail — for contrast, it portrays that they intend to add the tag to the rest of its major apps such as Photos, Chrome, Maps, and Docs. Apple and Google are quite remarkable partners compared to Facebook, Apple’s close counterpart.