Set up Google Assistant on your Chromebook

You can set up Google Assistant on most Chromebooks. If your Chromebook is managed by a school or business, Assistant may not be available. Check if your Chromebook is managed.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Search and Assistant," select Google Assistant.
  4. Turn on Google Assistant.

Choose what to share with your Google Assistant

When you set up your Google Assistant on your Chromebook, you may be asked to turn on certain settings. You can choose to turn them on or off at any time.

Settings you may be asked to turn on

To get the full Assistant experience, your Assistant may ask you to turn on specific settings. If you choose not to turn on these settings, you can still get a less individualized Assistant experience.

  • Web & App Activity, which includes your activity on Google sites and apps. This info helps your Assistant give you more personalized experiences and suggestions.
  • Device Information, which includes your contacts, calendar, and apps, so your Assistant can help with tasks, like give you directions or play your favorite music.
  • Voice & Audio Activity, which records your voice and audio on Google services to improve speech recognition.

Important: When you turn on these settings, you turn them on for your Assistant and other Google services you use.

Turn your activity settings on or off

  1. On your Chromebook, go to your Google Account activity controls. You might need to sign in to your account.
  2. Turn these settings on or off:
    • Web & App Activity
    • Device Information
    • Voice & Audio Activity

Check your Google Assistant activity

If your Assistant has access to your Google Account and your Web & App Activity is turned on, your interactions with your Assistant will be saved to your account.

  1. Go to your Google Account's Assistant activity page. If you haven't already, sign in to your Google Account.
  2. At the top of the page, search for an activity or filter by date.

Tip: To view specific activity info, in an activity’s banner, select More MoreAnd then Details.

Delete your Assistant activity

  1. Go to your Google Account's Assistant activity page. If you haven't already, sign in to your Google Account.
  2. At the top right, on the "Google Assistant" banner, select More MoreAnd then Delete activity by.
  3. Under "Delete by date," choose a time period.
  4. Select Delete.

Important: When you delete all activity, it can take a day before the activity is deleted from your other devices.

Common questions

How does Google use my information?

We use data to make our services, like the Google Assistant, more useful to you. You can learn more at Google's Privacy Policy page.

Are my interactions with the Google Assistant used to improve it?

We'll continue to improve the usefulness of the Google Assistant over time, and part of this is through learning from past activity with the Google Assistant.

Does Google use my interactions with the Google Assistant to personalize ads I see?

If you interact with the Google Assistant, we may use these interactions to deliver more useful ads. You can delete past interactions with your Assistant at any time.
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