How To Stop Google’s Voice Tracker
Did you know that Google is keeping track of all your voice recordings? That’s right. Whenever you ask a question using Google, your voice is automatically recorded. These clips are then saved to your personal Google account. Though this information remains accessible only by you, there are chances that you probably don’t want Google to store your private information.
If this is the case do not panic, as it is very easy to find and delete any recordings that you do not want saved. You can even choose to stop Google from automatically saving all your questions. Here’s how to go about it.
Go to the My Account app which can be found in Google Apps on the top right of your Chrome browser. There you will see an option called My Activity. Under this option, find the Voice & Audio Activity section. At this stage, Google may ask you to sign into your account again.
Next you will see a list of all your recorded voice clips. Here you can choose to filter these recordings by date and time. If you are not sure what you want to delete, you can simply click on the Play button that is found below each recording and listen to them first. This option is actually very handy if you are trying to find something that you previously looked up but cannot recall what the words were.
Then when you find a recording that you would like to delete, simply click on the check box beside the clip and select the overflow menu found on the right corner (identified by three vertical dots). Here you wills see two options, one for Details and the other Delete.
If you want to delete several recordings at once, first click on the overflow menu at the top of the page and then check as many boxes as you wish to delete.
Before you stop Google from savings any of your future voice recordings, it is important to know that Google uses this data for a number of things. One reason is to perfect your voice and speech recognition. It is also used to help provide better suggestions in future.
Now if you still wish to stop Google from doing this, you can do this from the Activity Controls option in the My Activity menu. Here you will see toggle options for each feature. Click on Pause for the Voice & Audio Activity and you are done.
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by techtalks @TechTalks November 3, 2016 5:29 AM UTC