Google Assistant is here to make your life much easier. Do you want to see what the weather is going to be like for the week? Just ask the Assistant. Do you need to send a message to your friend but have your hands full? The Google Assistant can do it for you.
But have you ever wondered whether all the things you’ve said to Google Assistant are recorded? The answer is yes, and It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. By keeping these commands, Google Assistant can learn your speech pattern and give you a better experience with it. However, you should be aware of the fact that if you wish to erase your history, you can do so quite easily. In this article we demonstrate how.
How to Find Your Google Assistant Voice Commands
To find your Google Assistant voice commands, you need to access your Google Account. To do so, open the Google app on your phone and tap on the “More” tab at the bottom. From the menu that appears, select Settings and then “Google Assistant.”
You have two choices in the window that opens next. Either tap on the three vertical dots in the top right and select “My Activity” or tap on the “Your data in the Assistant” button underneath your name.
The following page will show you all your recent interactions with Google Assistant. To start erasing commands, pick one with an “Assistant activity” button underneath and tap on it.
You’ll be taken to the “Google Assistant Activity” page which opens in Chrome. You’ll find several options at your disposal.
How to Delete Your Google Assistant Activity or Just Parts of It
You can scroll at the bottom to view your interactions with Google Assistant (including dismissed notifications or received notifications) and tap on the “X” button on each card to delete them. You can also get the exact details of each interaction by pressing on the “Details” button at the bottom of each card.
Alternatively, Google allows you to delete the Assistant’s history selectively for the “last hour,” “last day,” or “all time.” There’s even a “custom range” option.
How to Erase Google Assistant Voice Commands by Date Range
If you use voice commands often, then finding a particular command can be a tough task. Plus, trying to remember the exact date when you used a command can also be time consuming. Luckily, you can make things much easier by using the “Filter by date” functionality.
Tap on the option and choose the After and Before dates from the drop-down menus to view all Assistant communications within a certain time frame. Now you can find a certain command much more easily and delete it by pressing the “X” button.
Google also allows you to set auto-delete on older messages. Simply tap on the “Auto-delete” option in the top part of the screen to make your selection. Your choices include instructing Google to delete activity older than 3, 18 and 36 months.
If you don’t want Google keeping track of your Google Assistant commands, we suggest you turn off your Web & App Activity. Just keep in mind that if you disable it, Google will stop saving your activity on all Google sites and apps. If you still want to go ahead, press on the “Web & App Activity” tab and toggle the option off from there.
Google dutifully saves all your Google Assistant commands, but if you want a sense of privacy and wish to erase them, now you know how to do it. Speaking of keeping your information private, you may also want to learn a thing or two about how to lock photos and text messages on your phone. Alternatively, see how you can use Android Guest Mode to share devices without compromising your privacy.