How to Delete a Voice Data That Amazon Echo and Google Home Are Storing

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For those of us who don’t have an Amazon intelligent speaker, visits home for a holidays move with them a new family member, always being shouted at. Alexa! ALEXA! SKIP SONG! But for anyone vital with Amazon’s or Google’s intelligent home device, day in and day out, we eventually start to wonder: How most is it listening? Is it promulgation my each word to Big Tech Company HQ?

First of all, yes, it’s always listening. It has to be, in sequence to hear a evidence word—“Alexa” or “Hey Google” or “computer” or whatnot. But, according to Wired, it doesn’t record anything until it hears that cue. (The podcast Reply All recently did an part on a associated suspicion, a thought that Facebook is listening in by a phones to aim ads according to a conversations. Short version: Facebook isn’t listening to what we say, though it’s tracking we each other approach in sequence to aim ads.) Once we trigger your device, however, it is recording, during slightest in sequence to send your queries to a cloud.


So your queries go to a server in a cloud, a computers do their work, and Alexa or Hey Google gives we what we want. But what happens to your queries in a cloud? They stay there. Unless we transparent them out. Here’s how:

For Alexa, go into your Alexa app and name Settings, afterwards History, to undo queries individually. To transparent out all during once, go to Manage Your Content and Devices in your Amazon account. Find your Echo underneath “Devices,” and name “Manage voice recordings.” You’ll get a pop-up that allows for a full purge.

For Google, go to Click on a 3 dots in a tip right corner, and name “Delete activity by.” You’ll be means to select a date range—or all time—and you’ll find “Voice Audio” underneath “All Products.”


There’s no approach to stop your Echo or Google Home from recording your requests—the inclination themselves don’t have a information we need, so they have to record your voice to routine your commands in a cloud—but we can during slightest do a unchanging clean-up.

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data | Wired

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