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How To Delete Audio History In Google Home and Amazon Echo

Google Home and Amazon Echo

Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot are always listening to you and they save audio recordings of everything you ask them. Google says it uses the recordings to personalize your experience and improve your results. And Amazon says deleting the records may degrade your experience.

These virtual assistants can be fun and helpful around the home. But if you are concerned with privacy, here's how to stop them from recording. For a temporary solution, simply turn off the microphone.

Google Home

For Google Home, open the Google Home App and navigate to "My Activity" by pressing the clock icon as shown above.

You can also go to the menu, click "More Settings", and scroll all the way down to "My Activity". You will see a list of everything you have ever asked it, and you can listen by clicking "Play". Press the three dots to see more Details or Delete the item from the history. You can also search for specific entries and delete entries by date.

In a section called "Activity Controls," you can turn off the recording function completely, which limits its functionality.

You can also see all of your history at this url:

Amazon Echo

For Amazon open the Alexa App, you will see a feed of "Cards" showing what you have asked Alexa, with Audio clips of your voice. You can click "Remove Card", but that doesn't delete it from your history.

Amazon Echo History

Go to the menu then "Settings", and "History". Select an entry, and you can remove it by clicking "Delete Voice Recordings".

- To delete all of the recordings go to -
- Select the device and click "manage voice Recordings" and press "Delete".