Although many users rely on smart speakers and their voice-recording apps to get work done, there’s always an apprehension that someone might be listening. Sometimes, someone does! Bigwigs like Amazon and Google capture snippets of conversations that their smart speakers secretly record and upload to the cloud. The companies claim, it helps in improving customer experience, but the truth can be rather worrying if not shocking! Thankfully, there’s a way to clear or remove Voice Recordings in Google Assistant.
Delete Voice Recordings in Google Assistant
Unfortunately, the data collected by smart devices is not anonymized. So, it is highly possible to trace back to the actual owner of the smart speaker. To clear voice recordings in Google Assistant, do the following.
- Open the mobile browser.
- Go to myactivity.google.com.
- Tap Filter by date & product.
- Check All Products.
- Scroll down to Voice & Audio entry.
- Tap Voice & Audio, scroll back up.
- Tap the blue magnifying glass to search.
- Delete voice recordings, individually.
Every word or sentence you utter to Google Assistant is stored by your Google Account’s My Activity section.
Open Safari or another browser on your iPhone.
Type the following address and hit the Enter key – myactivity.google.com. enter the email ID and password, when prompted.
Under My Activity heading, choose filter by date & product.
Check all the products for which you would like to delete voice history.
Scroll down to locate Voice and Audio entry. When seen, choose it.
Now, tap the blue magnifying glass to search and delete individual recordings or entire days of activity.
Confirm the deletion.
Ignore the prompt when it appears.
You’ll get a confirmation message upon the completion of the process.
Alternatively, you can categorize the entries for a given month and delete them via the three-dot settings in the search bar. That way, you can purge your account of all the desired recordings rather easily.
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