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Last year, Google introduced “guest mode” in Google Assistant running on smart speakers or displays, which, as the name suggests, allows guests to use your home smart devices without accessing Your personal information. For example, guests can control music playback, but they can’t check your next appointment. It was basically the incognito/private mode of a …

Plus, more new security features Google uses Safer Internet Dayan initiative led by the European Union to announce several extensions of the security features it has made available on its various platforms. After all, you might need it one day. Better to have more than less. What’s arguably the biggest announcement here is old news: …

Google Assistant has always revolved around voice interactions, but Google was able to give it a face in the form of smart screens. Now part of the Nest Smart Home brand, Google has provided visual feedback to increase the capabilities of Google Assistant in your home. However, not all of the smart assistant’s features are …

Some of our favorite speakers and smart devices use the power of the Google Assistant to make our lives more entertaining and generally easier. Getting the assistant to recognize you and know what information you want (even ahead of time) is powerful, but there may be times when you don’t want such a personal connection …

The Google Nest team has been working on a number of updates and new features for the Nest devices across the product line. The new Google Nest Hub was announced just a few weeks ago with improved design and features. Google Nest will also be integrated with Samsung SmartThings so that your current smart home …

A bug in the way Chrome OS stores Wi-Fi network logs could reveal your location history to anyone with physical access to your Chromebook. The edge reported the bug, which was brought to their attention by the Committee on Liberatory Information Technology, a technology collective that includes several former Googlers. Additionally, a Google spokesperson informed …

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 …

October 8, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. Google translates the incognito windows of a web browser into voice via the new guest mode feature for Google Assistant. Like incognito mode in Chrome or Firefox, switching to guest mode prevents the voice assistant from accessing a user’s account for personalized responses and automatically not recording any interactions. …

Google is launching a few new privacy features today, including an updated Security Center, now available in the US and coming soon globally, as well as more important alerts when the company expects your account to have been tampered with. The most exciting new feature, however, is a new Guest Mode for the Google Assistant …

Another day, another Google feature removed from a service. This time it’s Guest mode to stream to a Google Home or Nest smart speaker that has been left on the cutting room floor. For those who don’t know, guest mode was a feature that allowed users to stream to Cast-enabled devices without being on the …

Google is known to have removed apps, services, and features with little to no warning, and it looks like Guest Mode for Home and Nest devices is the latest casualty. Mentioned in this article Android Police recently noticed that the Guest Mode setting, which allows visitors to stream media to your supported Google devices without …

Google’s Cast-enabled devices, including the Chromecast and Google Home smart speaker series, allow users to stream content directly to devices. This can be audio and video content, depending on the device used, and uses Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity to function. As of 2014, there has been a feature called “Guest Mode” which allows visitors to …

Google Home Mini adds more fun to any party. Not only can you ask it to play any song online, but you can also stream your choice of music to it. However, at the same time, your friends might also want to join in the fun and play songs from their playlists. Since sharing your …

The Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Max can be great party companions, filling the room with music or podcasts, and taking occasional breaks to answer questions. But what if your guests want to play something from their own collection rather than talking to it directly? Well, that’s what “guest mode” is for. Once you’ve …