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In your feed, you'll see cards with useful information from apps and websites. For example, if you're at a restaurant, a card might recommend what to order.

You can choose which apps and websites show cards in your feed, and you can turn off cards from apps and websites. You can see better information in your feed by telling Google which apps and websites you use the most.

Choose which apps & websites show cards 

You'll automatically see cards from some apps and websites when they're relevant. Find out which apps and websites offer cards.

To get cards from apps and websites, you need to have Web & App Activity turned on. To control which apps and websites display cards in your feed, follow these steps:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Customize and then Apps & websites.
  3. Choose which apps and websites show cards. (If you don't see a list of apps and websites, tap Receive Now cards from apps and websites? and then Yes.)
    • To turn on cards from a certain app or website: Tap Continue receiving Now cards from ____? and then Yes.
    • To turn off cards from a certain app or website: Tap Continue receiving Now cards from ____? and then No.

Note: Newer versions of the Google app no longer support this feature. 

Turn off cards from apps & websites

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Customize and then Sources.
  3. Tap an app or Websites and then a website.
  4. Choose if you want cards in your feed and notifications.

How Google knows when to show cards

Google uses information about your location, your activity on Google products, and the cards' content to decide which cards to show and when.

Information shared by Google with apps & websites

Note: Viewing a card from an app or website doesn't share your information with the app or website that sent it.

If you tap a card, the app or website knows you saw the card. This action might share information about you or your location with the app or website. For example, an app might suggest that Google show you a card when you're at a certain restaurant. When you tap the card, the app might know you're at that restaurant.

Let Google learn about the content you're interested in

Google uses data that's stored on your Google Account. You can turn certain account settings on or off to control which data is stored. 

To get the most relevant, personalized cards in your feed, you can let Google save information from your Chrome history and the apps you use. This information is saved as part of your Web & App Activity

Control what information Google can use

There are two ways to control what information Google can use:

Option 1: Use the "Activity controls" page
  1. On your computer, go to your "Activity controls" page
  2. Turn "Web & App Activity," on or off.
  3. If "Web & App Activity" is on, you can check the box next to "Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services."
  4. Confirm your choice if asked.
Option 2: Use the Google app
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Accounts & privacy and then Google activity controls and then Web & App Activity.
  3. Turn "Web & App Activity" on or off.
  4. If "Web & App Activity" is on, you can check the box next to "Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services."
  5. Confirm your choice if asked.

Note: To receive cards with more personalized content, sign in to your device or browser window with the Gmail address that's connected to your Google Account. 

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