Google Voice & Audio Activity

When you do a voice search, what you've said is saved in your Voice & Audio Activity.

Turn Voice & Audio Activity on or off

  1. Visit your Account History page.
  2. Touch Enable or Pause.

When Voice & Audio Activity is off, voice searches will be stored using anonymous identifiers and won’t be saved to your history, even if you’re signed in to your Google Account.

See or delete your Voice & Audio Activity

Your Voice & Audio Activity is private, and you can only see your history if you’re signed in to your Google Account.

See your Voice & Audio Activity
  1. Visit the Voice & Audio Activity page.
  2. On this page, you can see a list of your past searches or actions you did with your voice and the date they were recorded.

Note: The "Transcript not available" message shows when the transcription system isn’t confident enough to transcribe Voice & Audio Activity. This may happen when your microphone is turned off or if there’s background noise.

Delete items from your Voice & Audio Activity

Delete items one at at time

  1. Visit the Voice & Audio Activity page.
  2. Check the box next to the left of any items you want to remove.
  3. Touch Remove items.

Delete all items at once

  1. Visit the Voice & Audio Activity page.
  2. In the upper right corner, touch the Options icon Settings.
  3. Touch Remove items.
  4. Select The beginning of time.
  5. Touch Remove items.

How Voice & Audio Activity improves your experience

To help you get better results using your voice, Google uses your Voice & Audio Activity to:

  • Learn the sound of your voice
  • Learn how you pronounce words and phrases
  • Recognize when you say "Ok Google"
  • Improve speech recognition across Google products that use your voice

How Voice & Audio Activity works

When you do things like say "Ok Google" or touch a microphone icon, a recording of the following speech and audio, plus a few seconds before, is sent to Google. Those recordings are only added to your history if you're signed into your Google Account and have Voice & Audio Activity on.

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