If your Chrome browser keeps sending crash reports, this article will help you change that.
Chrome has a built-in feature that sends reports to Google every time the application crashes. While it helps Google fix unforeseen browser issues in later updates, it also compromises your privacy by collecting private information.
If you don’t want Google to use your private data or have the constant error reporting bog down your browser performance, we’ll show you how to stop it.
Is Chrome Crash Reporting Feature a Threat to Your Privacy?
As per Google Chrome Help Centre, besides the technical information Chrome collects when it crashes, the report may also contain personal information.
That includes your passwords, payment information, browser customizations, the web page you were on at the time of the crash, and even the device you own and the OS you use.
As much information as Google collects through crash reporting; it’s enough to warrant disabling this feature if you’re too concerned about privacy.
How to Stop Chrome From Sending Crash Reports
To stop Chrome from sending crash reports, follow these steps:
- Click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner and go to Settings.
- Navigate to Sync and Google services in the right-hand pane.
- Under Other Google services, turn off the toggle for Help improve Chrome’s features and performance.
- Click on Relaunch to give your browser a fresh start.
Keep in mind that disabling this feature won’t stop Chrome from crashing. So, if your browser crash more often, it may have an underlying issue that you should investigate further.
So, update the browser to the latest version, disable hardware acceleration, filter out corrupt extensions, and perform other fixes to figure out the root cause of the problem.
Stop Chrome From Sending Crash Reports
By turning off the crash reporting feature, Chrome won’t send crash reports to Google in the future. In addition to helping you protect your privacy, it may also speed up your browser. However, you can re-enable this feature if your browser’s performance starts to fall after you disable it.
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