Amazon is providing Alexa with new privacy features today. In addition to a privacy information center, you can delete your stored recordings by voice. However, it is disabled by default. You have to flip a switch.
Every time you use Alexa's activation word, your vote will be sent to Amazon's servers. Amazon keeps your record indefinitely. Unlike Google Assistant, you can not prevent this behavior. Previously, your only option was to either use the Alexa app or sign in to Amazon's privacy dashboard to manually delete your records.
Amazon is now trying to help you better understand privacy practices and provide a faster way to delete your recordings.
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The more important new feature that Amazon has just introduced is the ability to delete some of your saved recordings in conversation with Alexa. "Some of" are the keywords here – you can not delete anything older than today's voice commands.
While Amazon provides this feature to everyone, this is a sign-on process. Company declares that anyone with access to your Echo devices can delete your records. So the idea is to give you control over your data and prevent "unintentional deletion". This is a strange choice, since Alexa confirms your intention before deleting the records.
To log in, log in to the Alexa Privacy Dashboard, click Check History, and then select the Enable Voice Delete check box. Switch. Now you can either say "erase everything I said today". According to Engadget, you should also be able to say "delete what I just said," but that did not work in our tests, and the Amazon website does not work. Do not reference this command. This feature may be available soon.
Better control over your voice recordings is definitely a win. However, we hope that Alexa follows Google's example and you can use Alexa without saving your voice recordings. Nevertheless, we will take what we can get.
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