According to The Independent, Google’s voice search function won’t only just turn on when asked to. Instead, it records just about everything. Since June of 2015, outlet reports have stated Google has been doing this. Feeling nervous? It gets worse. You can listen to your recordings that Google stored away by visiting its webpage the company created.
There’s also a webpage that will let you see how much Google knows about your exact move on the web. Both of these webpages will contain sensitive information form not just computers, but any android device you have logged in with your primary Google account with.
How to Delete the Recordings
Thankfully, even if you are displeased about Google having hours of your voice in its database, you can eliminate those files. Beside the file you will see a checkbox. All you have to do is click on that box and click delete.
How to Stop Google from Recording You Again
As The Independent puts it, preventing Google from recording you does result in some limited functionality if you are utilizing the company’s search engine or android device. BetaNews.com lays out the instructions for Android user.
1. Navigate to Settings
2. Tap the General tab
3. Under “Personal” find “Language and Input”
4. Find “Google voice typing” and tap the Settings button
5. Tap “Ok Google” Detection
6. “Under the”From the Google app” option, move the slider to the left