Personal assistants have an increasingly important place in our daily lives. And when they are able to interact effectively with us and other connected objects in the house, the utility is increased tenfold. But are they encroaching on our privacy? This issue remains a major concern. Good news for users of Amazon’s Alexa service , you can now delete the history of your voice commands as well as your discussions.
How to clear your history with Alexa
A few weeks ago, Amazon admitted that all the voice commands you make to Alexa are stored on its servers. But this is not about spying, but in a way that the company has found to improve voice recognition services to allow the voice assistant to better respond to your requests. So there is no fear to protect your privacy.
To turn off, little by little, the doubts of users, the American giant allows them to turn off the microphone on the latest Amazon devices. And if that’s not enough, it’s now possible to ask Alexa to completely delete your recordings of the day. Just say, “Alexa, erase everything I said today” and all your voice recordings of the day will be erased.
At the launch of Echo Show 5, the smart speaker enabled through Alexa, Amazon also took the opportunity to announce that: “Soon, customers will also be able to clear their last solicitation by saying, Alexa, erase what I just told you say “. An effective and fast way to delete the history of the queries you make.
Facilitate the protection of privacy
Previously, it was already possible for you to completely delete your voice request history through the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone. Following the bad buzz of a few weeks ago, Amazon has also announced the arrival of a page “Alexa Privacy Hub” on its website.
From there, you will be able to access all the settings concerning the privacy of the user.