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Google Assistant: Is Google recording your conversations, how to stop it

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Assistants that we use at home like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are becoming omnipresent. As a result of that, more and more of the consumers are finding out about the amount of data that these devices are recording. People have reported that they were able to make a song out of the clips recorded.

If this is the kind of stuff that makes you feel concerned about your safety, you should delete the recordings made by Alexa and Google Assistant. If you want to completely halt the process of recording your voice and saving it, only Google allows you to do that.

Steps to stop Google Assistant from recording you

Note: These steps are based on the layout of a web browser. If you want to do it on a mobile browser, you can. The steps are nearly identical.

  • Navigate over to the My Activity page on Google.
  • Tap on the icon with the hamburger on it on the top left of the page to pull out the menu.
  • You will see an option saying activity control, click on that.
  • You will see voice and audio activity when you scroll down. There you will see a blue toggle which will be on, set it to off.
  • You will get a pop-up warning, just ignore that and go on to switch it off.
  • You can go back to the same place and toggle it on in case you want Google to keep track of you again. Or, if you change your mind.
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How To Stop Alexa From Recording You

There’s no way yet to stop Alexa from recording you since Amazon has not yet provided a solution for it. You can continue to delete your recording on a daily basis. If you want, you can complain about it to Amazon.

 

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