Enable Hey Google voice control

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As an administrator, you can turn Hey Google voice control on or off and troubleshoot supported devices.

Turn on voice control

Before you begin: If you need to set up a department or team for this setting, go to Add an organizational unit.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. Go to Menu and then Devicesand thenGoogle Meet hardwareand thenSettings.
  3. At the top of the Devices list, click Settings and thenMeet settings.
  4. Optional: To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit.
  5. Click Hey Google voice control and check the Voice control in meeting rooms box.
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit

Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

Troubleshoot devices

If Hey Google voice control isn’t working on a device, first verify that the device is supported. For details, see Supported devices

How Google voice control uses your data

Hey Google voice control listens for a few seconds for a hotword, such as “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.” If it detects none, it deletes the record. No information leaves the device before it hears a hotword. 

When the voice control detects a hotword, Hey Google voice control  appears at the bottom of the screen to tell you that the microphone is open. A live transcription of the spoken command shows what is captured. Google receives the recording to fulfill your request and deletes it afterward. When the system detects no audio or a pause in the spoken command, the microphone closes.

To turn off hotword detection for your meeting, see Use Hey Google voice control in video meetings.

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