How to Delete Google Assistant Recordings

How to Delete Google Assistant Recordings

HOW TO DELETE GOOGLE ASSISTANT RECORDINGS

Google Assistant can add tons of convenience to your life, but that comes with some privacy sacrifices. Everything you tell Google is being recorded, but there are several ways to delete these recordings.

Having recordings made by the Google Assistant sounds scarier than it really is. For starters, it’s important to know that Google only records you when the method is initiated with the “Hey/OK Goog
Google offers several different methods for handling these recordings, and there’s something for each sort of privacy-conscious person out there.

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Manually Delete Google Assistant Recordings
First, let’s go the manual route and delete recordings after they’ve already been stored. Open your browser and navigate to myaccount.google.com. confirm you’re signed in to an equivalent Google account as your Assistant-powered smart speakers or displays.
Next, attend the “Data & Personalization” tab.

data and personalization tab

Look for the “Activity Controls” section and click on “Web & App Activity.”

click web and app activity

Now, select “Manage Activity.”

select manage activity

Click “Filter by Date & Product” and choose “Assistant” from the menu.

filter and choose Assistant

The list will now only show Google Assistant queries. The queries are organized by date, and you’ll delete all entries from each day by clicking the “X” icon.

delete everything from each day

Entries that have a recording attached are indicated by a microphone icon. Click “Details” if you’ wish to delete a selected entry.

details for a recording entry

Then select the three-dot menu icon and click on “Delete.”

delete the recording

That’s it. you’ll access this page and delete entries at any time.

Auto-Delete Google Assistant Recordings
google auto delete

If you don’t want to affect manually deleting your data all the time, Google makes it possible to auto-delete things after a particular length of your time . this enables you to urge the simplest of both worlds. Assistant will recover at recognizing your voice, but recording won’t be stored forever.

We have a full guide fixing the auto-delete feature. You’ll be ready to choose from having things deleted after three months, 18 months, or 36 months. We highly recommend doing this if you employ Google Assistant.
Opt-out of Recordings Completely
Google allows you to completely opt-out of recordings altogether. It’s very easy to show it off.

Open your browser and navigate to myaccount.google.com. confirm you’re signed in.

google myactivity controls

Next, attend the “Data & Personalization” tab.

data and personalization tab

Look for the “Activity Controls” section and click on “Web & App Activity.”

click web and app activity

Navigate to “Include Audio Recordings” and uncheck the box.

uncheck include audio recordings

A message will open and explain what happens if you stop saving audio recordings. Click “Stop Saving” if you’re sure.

stop saving recordings

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