Google updates user management and rights in Google Search Console

Google’s update in Search Console – a collection of tools to help website owners, marketers, webmasters and SEO professional monitor website performance in the Google search index – alter the way user permission, user management and rights work, making users more accountable.


Here are the important changes happening now and in the near future:

  1. The new Search Console enables you to share a read-only view of many reports, including AMP, Mobile usability and Index coverage.
  2. Google added better history tracking to show which user perform which significant property-affecting modifications such as changing a setting, submitting a new site map or validating an issue.
  3. An uncomplicated permission model where Google will limit the “restricted” user role to read-only status.
  4. All users will be able to see critical messages, no matter if they only have the lower level of permissions or the highest.
  5. In the new user management interface, all users can see and manage (if they have rights to do so) user roles for all property users.
  6. Read-only users will no longer be able to perform any state-changing actions, including sharing an issue or starting a fix validation.

Google said,” It has not yet rolled out all the permission changes, specifically the updated user management that enables the ability of restricted and full users to easily see a list of other collaborators on the site.”


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