Starting in June, new Google accounts will. But only after 18 months by default. And only if you're a brand new Google user. That's great if you're setting up your first Google Home device or Gmail address or you just got your first Android phone, but if you're among the 1.5 billion people on Gmail or the 2.5 billion people using Android already, your account is set to hold onto your private data forever unless you tell Google otherwise.
If you love using your Google Home but want to control how many voice recordings or how much location information and other personal data Google keeps, these are the settings that you'll need to adjust to fine-tune your privacy controls.
- Check which options you've enabled
- Look up everything Google Assistant has on you
- Delete some or all of your private data
- Choose how often your private data will be deleted
- The most extreme privacu option: Pause all activity