Google “Stay In The Loop” alerts when your name is mentioned
Google has started rolling out a new feature called “Stay in the loop”, that will send you notifications when your name is mentioned anywhere on the web. “Stay In the loop” sends a report to your email associated with Google Account, when people search your username.
The feature was introduced in June on a blog post by Google’s Product Manager, Guemmy Kim. However, the “Stay in the loop” was not rolled out, but some screenshots were released at that time.
Google “Stay in the loop” only works if the user who is searching, is logged into his Google account, and has enabled Web and App activity saving.
Now when you visit the Google homepage, you will find a new widget at the bottom of the page, where you can set-up the notifications.
Here is a detailed guide to enable it:
First login to your Google Account, go to Google homepage and search your name. You should see “Go To My Account” button on the left side of the page. Click on My Account and you will be redirected to account settings.
Find “Stay in the loop” at the bottom, and click on it.
You will be taken to “Google Alerts” page where you will see your name in quotes. Under the name click on “Create Alert” button.
You have successfully enabled the new feature. Now you will get notified whenever your name is mentioned in a Google search. You can also adjust settings like how often you want to get notified, and some other useful filters etc.