Customize the Privacy and Security of your Google Assistant

As voice assistants, Google Assistant and Amazon Echo offer a convenience unheard of a decade ago. We can order groceries, add to our calendars, play games, get directions, control home appliances, make calls, and send texts and emails by simply giving a voice command. However, these smart speakers listen and track our interactions.

Amazon and Google ensure they aren’t violating user’s privacy. They only record when “wake words” are used. Users can delete these interactions. If you’re concerned about your privacy, what to share and how with your Google Assistant, we’ll show you. If you have an Echo device, we’ve already covered how to manage those privacy settings.

Opting to disable certain features within your Google Assistant settings will make your device less customized to you and your needs. For example, you can still play media, browse the internet, and set reminders. However, if you choose not enable contact information, your assistant won’t recognize the name of the person you wish to call.

When updating your Google Assistant settings, you might be asked to enable these specific settings.

Turning these Google Assistant settings on or off

What else you can share using your Google Assistant

It’s a relief we don’t need to choose between accessibility and privacy. Having an understanding of the latter can allow us to tailor our devices accordingly.

Outlook Enrichment’s adaptive technology trainers can show you how to maximize everything your Google Assistant offers. Call 531.365.5314 to learn more.