Launched back in 2016, Google Assistant has now become one of the most popular voice-based digital assistants, outperforming Siri, Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana. Plus, the fact that it’s even available on iOS alongside Android makes up for the immense popularity.
We tend to do a lot of things on Google Assistant, including setting alarms, reminders, checking the weather, and more besides casual fun. That said, those concerned about privacy should make a not that Google keeps a record of all your activity and commands along with their replies on its servers.
This includes all your interactions, including voice commands. Well, you literally can play your voice recordings on Google dashboard. Thankfully, the giant allows you to watch and delete your activities from the account. So in case, you want to delete your Google Assistant history, here’s how you can do it.
Delete Google Assistant History on Android
Delete activity using Voice Commands
Interestingly, you can delete your Google Assistant activity right through voice commands. Yes, you can literally ask the Assistant to do the same for you, using the steps below.
- Trigger the Assistant by long-pressing the home button or by saying “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.”
- After that, you can use commands like “delete my last conversation,” “delete today’s activity,” “delete this week’s activity,” and more to remove results as per your preferences. Cool enough, right?
Note: Since Google Assistant is the same on Android and iOS, these steps can also be used for iPhones.
Delete a Specific Conversation
You can use this method in case you want to delete something searched lately on Google Assistant.
- Trigger the Google Assistant by long-pressing the home button or by saying “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.”
- Swipe up on the Assistant overlay to open your previous interactions with Google.
- Now, long press on the conversation you’d like to remove and tap on “Delete Group.”
- Confirm when prompted, and you’re done. The particular conversation will be deleted from your account history.
Delete entire Google Assistant Activity
1] Akin to the previous methods, toggle the Google Assistant by long-pressing the home button or by saying “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.”
2] Now, swipe up to reveal previous interactions. Tap on your profile picture icon on the top right corner and select “Your data in the Assistant” under the ‘Your Info‘ section.
3] Here, tap on Google Activity and wait for it to load (the Assistant activity button didn’t work for us, but you can try it for direct access to Google Assistant activity dashboard).
4] On the next page, click on the “Filter by Date & Product“ button, select Assistant, and specify your dates. For all-time activity, use the ‘before’ option in the filter and select the current date. Tap on Apply.
5] Here, you will be able to see all your searches with the Google Assistant. To delete all results at once, tap the three dots given on the top right corner, and click “Delete Results.” Tap on Delete when prompted.
That’s it; you’ve successfully removed your entire Assistant search history from your account.
So this was a simple guide on how you can delete your Google Assistant search history on Android. By the way, how often do you use Google Assistant? Let us know in the comments below. Also, feel free to reach out in case of any doubts or queries.
Also, read How to Disable Google Assistant on Lock Screen.