Talking with Google Assistant is a useful way to get answers to questions, run your smart house, or request for information on the weather. However, every now and then, Google Assistant might respond to a question you never asked, or it could mistakenly record a snippet of a conversation you never wanted to hear. In this article, you will learn how to ask Google to delete conversations you never wanted to hear
Everything you do while signed in to your Google account on a device is saved by Google, therefore, it is clear that you might not wish for Google to record conversations you never needed help.
This is very important especially after the recent controversy surrounding Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, getting caught with making use of contractors to listen to voice recordings recorded by their virtual assistants.
Not to worry though, because there is an easy command if you want Google to delete the last thing you said to it. Simply say, “Hey Google, that wasn’t for you,” and Google Assistant will get rid of the last message you asked.
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Google support page also said the phrases below can be used to get rid of recordings after some time:
- “Hey Google, delete my last conversation.”
- “Hey Google, delete today’s activity.”
- “Hey Google, delete this week’s activity.”
To get rid of individual recordings, all you have ever asked Google Assistant, that can be done from the Google Assistant Activity dashboard.
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Likewise, you can ask Amazon’s Alexa to get rid of recordings of your voice, even if you need to access settings in the Alexa app and enable “Enable Deletion by Voice.” As soon as it is enabled, just say “Alexa, delete what I just said,” and you will get rid of the last thing you asked it. You can also say, “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” if you wish to delete recordings of the day.
To delete recordings individually, or in groups, or you can set up auto deletions with the Alexa app or on your Alexa Privacy page.
More Information About Google Assistant
Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. Unlike the company’s previous virtual assistant, Google Now, the Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations.
Assistant initially debuted in May 2016 as part of Google’s messaging app Allo, and its voice-activated speaker Google Home. After a period of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, it began to be deployed on other Android devices in February 2017, including third-party smartphones and Android Wear (now Wear OS), and was released as a standalone app on the iOS operating system in May 2017.
Alongside the announcement of a software development kit in April 2017, the Assistant has been and is being, further extended to support a large variety of devices, including cars and third-party smart home appliances. The functionality of the Assistant can also be enhanced by third-party developers.
Users primarily interact with the Google Assistant through natural voice, though keyboard input is also supported. In the same nature and manner as Google Now, the Assistant is able to search the Internet, schedule events and alarms, adjust hardware settings on the user’s device, and show information from the user’s Google account.
Google has also announced that the Assistant will be able to identify objects and gather visual information through the device’s camera, and support purchasing products and sending money, as well as identifying songs.
In 2017, Google Assistant was installed on more than 400 million devices. At CES 2018, the first Assistant-powered smart displays (smart speakers with video screens) were announced, with the first one being released in July 2018.
There you have it – a comprehensive tutorial on how to ask Google to delete conversations you never wanted to hear. If you have any questions as regards this tutorial, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.