Google Assistant helps to get a lot done simply by you asking. You can ask the weather, play music or control your smart home devices simply with your voice. From time to time the Assistant might reply to a question you didn’t ask, or it might accidentally record a snippet of a conversation you didn’t want it to hear.
A lot of what you do while signed into your Google account on a device is stored by Google, and as human beings we tend to be a species that love our privacy.
There is a really simple voice command you can use to delete the last thing you said to the Google Assistant. Simply say “Hey Google, that wasn’t for you,” and Google Assistant will delete the last message you asked it. There are also some other commands to delete recordings over certain periods of time:
- “Hey Google, delete my last conversation.”
- “Hey Google, delete today’s activity.”
- “Hey Google, delete this week’s activity.”
You can also delete all you’ve ever asked the Google Assistant, automatically delete recordings after 3 to 18 months or delete individual recordings from the Google Assistant Activity dashboard.
Just like the Google Assistant you can ask Amazon’s Alexa to delete recordings of your voice, but you have to open the settings in the Alexa app and turn on “Enable Deletion by Voice” to do so.