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Google is offering users a new way to take charge of their privacy when using its smart speakers and displays. The new security feature, known as guest mode, keeps your personal data private while allowing others to get the most out of Google Assistant. It’s already available on your Google smart speaker. This is how …

Google announced on Wednesday that it is bringing a new guest mode to smart speakers and smart displays compatible with Google Assistant. Guest mode on Google Assistant compatible speakers and smart screens is different because it doesn’t record interactions on a user’s Google Account. When guest mode is enabled on a smart display or smart …

January 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Google Assistant introduced guest mode on its speakers and smart displays that turns off personalized results and prevents voice assistant from recording data. Like incognito mode for web browsers it clearly draws its inspiration from, guest mode separates the interaction of any user account for privacy and to prevent …

To fully understand what guest mode does, it helps to understand what information a smart speaker collects. First, it can keep track of everything you say as an audio file and a written transcript (“Hey, Google, turn off my desk light.”) Google allows you to view and delete these recordings and transcriptions and configure the …