Over the course of this book we have discovered how Google offers an email service, an online shopping centre, a social network, a cloud storage system, a picture editor and more, all accessible via one main account. And as there is so much to control across
your account, you can access one main control terminal
and manage everything in one fell swoop. You can access your Accounts screen at any time simply by clicking on your profile picture in the top-right corner of any Google service interface. This will bring up a menu in which you will see an Account link that you can click on. Your Accounts screen consists of a main screen – where you can manage aspects of your general Google account, such as your email address, phone numbers, language, nickname, profile picture etc – and a column of options on the left-hand side. From here you can monitor your account activity, download all of your data and access the Dashboard, from which you can access all of your other Google services and then manage and edit all of the settings applied to them. In the following pages we will be taking a look at your various account settings in greater detail, to help you get to know your account inside out.