Google may store everything you say about your Google homepage and will save the records forever, just like Alexa. Google has recently changed the default behavior to keep the records. However, this change only affected new users ̵
Google home records what you say
Your Google Account is waiting most of the time for the activation words "Hey Google" or "Ok Google." The device then records all the information said after the activation word and sends it to the Google servers for analysis. Google needs to temporarily store these records. Google may forever remember what you say.
As the Washington Post says, the standard behavior was to keep the records forever, but it is not. With Google, you can now choose to have your voice recordings sent to the company. However, Google only made the change for new users, not for existing users. If your account previously sent voice recordings to Google, it will continue until you disable it.
We've already explained why companies keep their data like this, but it's pretty simple. Artificial intelligence is not very intelligent, and as far as language assistants are concerned, they still often miss the target. As with Amazon for Alexa, Google employs people to listen to your commands, compare them to what the assistant thought was heard, and how he reacted. Google uses this process to improve the results or to learn what features users want to implement that they do not already have.
It's a good thing to change the default behavior of Disable to Disable, but it's better to try the Google Assistant. In this regard, Google Amazon is far ahead – with Alexa, the default setting is still "recording," and worse, you can not log out at all.
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How to prevent Google from collecting voice recordings
If you are already a user working under the old defaults, you can tell Google that you should stop capturing your voice recordings , The better news is that this is incredibly easy.
To stop this, go to Google's activity control website. Scroll to "Voice & Audio Activity" and turn it off. You will see a warning stating that Google devices may not understand you when you say "Hey Google." However, we believe that this is an old warning text. In our tests, the commands still work.
Click the "Pause" option at the bottom of the alert.
You'll need to redo This will happen with every Google Account you use to connect to your Google homepage. This setting applies to any device that you can say "Hey Google" from your phone to a Nest Home Hub (formerly called Google Home Hub) to a Lenovo Smart Display.
To delete all your voice recordings  After disabling the voice collection, you can delete what Google already has. On the Activity Controls website, under the toggle, click Manage Activity.
Click on the page in the upper left corner of "Delete Activity After".
Select which recordings you want to delete. To delete everything, check the box under "Delete by date" and select "All times".
Click "Delete" to delete the selected records.
It's great that Google has turned on a more confidential option for new users. However, we hope that Google would have made the change retrospectively. Hopefully, Amazon will follow with big steps and will give everyone similar controls in the future.