Stop Google from tracking your voice
Stop Google from tracking your voice
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Stop Google from tracking your voice

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[MUSIC] When you ask Google Now a question or you use text to speech to respond to someone, these recordings are saved to your google account. While these recordings can only be accessed by you, they could include some, you know, sensitive information you don't feel comfortable having in the cloud Or maybe you just don't want your voice on Google servers. To see or listen to all your voice recordings, head to Google, tap your portrait in the top right corner and select My Account. Under the personal info and privacy section, click on Account History. Then scroll down to the voice searches and commands section and select manage activity. Here you can play and listen to old commands You could also delete them by clicking the checkbox next to the recording and selecting the delete option in the top right corner. If you want to delete everything at once, before you check off any boxes click the three dot icon in the top right corner, select delete options, and choose to delete recordings from today, yesterday, the past week, the past four weeks or all of them altogether. Now to be clear Google uses the recordings to improve speech and audio recognition, but if you still want to stop Google from storing your voice recordings altogether click the three dot icon, tap settings, and toggle the blue switch to off. You'll be prompted to confirm that you want to pause recording history. If so, all you have to do is click the pause button. You can now speak freely to your phone without having to worry about recordings being saved to google's servers. For more tips and tricks like this one, be sure to check out How-To at cnet.com. You can also reach out to me on Twitter with any questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for cnet, thanks for watching.

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