Google has updated the first of its major iOS apps, after months of letting them languish.
Google’s major iOS apps have gone months without an update, even causing Google’s own servers to flag them as out-of-date and recommend users upgrade. Many have speculated the company was worried about Apple’s new privacy labels, a new feature of the App Store that requires companies disclose what data they collect and use to track users.
At long last, Google has begun rolling out updates, with YouTube the first in line. Not surprisingly, the app’s privacy label outlines a rather lengthy list of data linked to the user and used for tracking.
At least Google is actively updating its iOS apps and providing users with clear information and choice regarding their privacy.