Google might be slowly changing

This happened the other day when I opened Google Play:

Google asks me if I want to install additional browsers.

Above: installing Edge just to test the UX. No glaring dark patterns except putting Chrome at top but that might have been random for what I know. They even included a link to a description of how to switch default browser so I choose to file this under actually trying to do the right thing.

This also happened:

Google asks me if I want to install additional search providers.

Above: testing the UX for adding new search providers. Again no glaring dark patterns, and instructions on how to add it to the home screen were available in a linked document. FTR: has been my default search engine in my everyday browsers for a while already.

This should be considered a good start I guess, nothing more.

Also during the last week I came across this:

Which makes me a little happy as well.

Filed under #google #tech and#privacy