Google Stores All Your Voice Searches – Good Idea or Not?

OK Google! This simple phrase converts Android smartphones into an endless treasure trove of instant searches controlled by simple voice commands. In many ways, the future is already here but do you know that Google actually stores records of every voice search you carry out? The data it collects is used to improve and enhance its search features, and it also improves Google’s understanding of regional dialects, but it may not be reassuring for everyone to know that Google actually maintains voice logs of historical searches.

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In fact, you can even go back and listen to all the Google voice searches you have carried out so far. For a lot of people, this may throw up some embarrassing information, and for most, this may even represent a surprising breach of privacy violations.

Where can you find this information online?

In June 2015, Google launched a unified portal for all activities and information related to user’s Google accounts and privacy settings. This portal included several types of information such as search history, location history, YouTube viewing history and much more. This portal also includes a section wherein users can listen to their archived voice searches.

To get hold of this information pertaining to your Google account and search history, follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to history.google.com and log in to your Google account
  2. Click on the 3 bars menu option in the top-left corner
  3. Click on Voice and Audio Activity
  4. Here you can see the archived data of all the voice searches you have carried out
  5. You can also toggle ON or OFF the option to store your voice and audio inputs

In addition to all this information, this portal at history.google.com also provides some other insights into all the online activities you have carried out while signed in to your Google account in the past. The following information can be viewed here:

  • Web searches and browsing history
  • Location history and places you go
  • Synchronized data from calendar, contacts and more from all devices
  • Search history on YouTube
  • Viewed videos history on YouTube

What Google does with all this data is anyone’s guess though, but their user policies and privacy policies give it the right to collect all this data as it allows them to provide us with better features, services and functionalities.

We would like to hear from you and know what you think. Do you think it is a good idea that Google saves this data, or is it a threat towards individual privacy and data rights? Let us know in the comments section below.

Rahul Thadani

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Bala
Bala
5 years ago

It is kind of intruding in to privacy. Based on user’s acceptance it could have been recorded. As a matter of fact, it is not required for them to record what I am looking on. This is the threat that soon users of Google would be too vulnerable.

Harsh Saini
Harsh Saini
5 years ago

I think it is a good idea as it will help them to recognize words more correctly why do you think it isn’t safe

RAM RANJAN SINGH
RAM RANJAN SINGH
5 years ago

It is very good idea.

RAM RANJAN SINGH
RAM RANJAN SINGH
5 years ago

I think that it will be very Popular

kishor patil
kishor patil
5 years ago

its a good idea for searching yours desire sites and as a results they understand you & yours need. its time for audio commands not for written commands. Google now or siri or cortanna will help you easily on her tips.so welcome google now .I think saying ok google it may be desirable as user.

MANOJ
MANOJ
5 years ago

idea of storing data is not good .
privacy must be maintained.

Avinash sagar
Avinash sagar
5 years ago

nice idea

Anurag
Anurag
5 years ago

Good idea

Tapas Das
Tapas Das
5 years ago

Bad Idea. I value my privacy and I do not want anybody spying on me.

Sukhdev Singh
Sukhdev Singh
5 years ago

It is a wonderful and surprising information for the internet users. There is no limit to which the modern communication technology can go.

kalpesh k vishnagara
kalpesh k vishnagara
5 years ago

i think is very good one

kalpesh k vishnagara
kalpesh k vishnagara
5 years ago

I THINK GOOD ONE IDEA FOR ALL ………..

David Maharaj
David Maharaj
5 years ago

Google is cheating d customers. It’s d minimum courtesy as a human they should ask its customer weather it can save d voice or not. They take there customers as granted and steals d private data. All American companies are like this. Here on let’s use rediff mail or other mail to end gmail monarchy

Auwal Jauro
Auwal Jauro
5 years ago

It is a breach of trust and confidentiality.

Saminder Singh
Saminder Singh
5 years ago

I certainly think its not a good idea. It is definitely intruding into one’s privacy. At some time or other, it can be accessed by unauthorized persons to use it for bad things.
It should be stopped.

BK SHARMA
BK SHARMA
5 years ago

I think it good idea

amit
amit
5 years ago

yes this is gud idea

Ramesh Patil
Ramesh Patil
5 years ago

This is not a new thing. when Govt. will like to selectively kill us, all the data collected by google, facebook and whatsapp will be useful.

Shailesh
Shailesh
5 years ago

Its true that Google stores every word you said to Google Now Launcher and its accessible to you(users)only, google doesnt share or post anywhere infact users can delete those stored voice…LOL, by signing in

Angsuman Chatterjee
Angsuman Chatterjee
5 years ago

Storing the information is not acceptable.

Angsuman Chatterjee
Angsuman Chatterjee
5 years ago

Storing a personal identifier is not acceptable.

Bhushan
Bhushan
5 years ago

I think bad idea

AMAN YADAV
AMAN YADAV
5 years ago

I think storing & sharing of personal data is not good for anyone. It is also violence of privacy. But for improvement of any product or feature, it is very useful.

md meraj
md meraj
5 years ago

nice

TAMAS PAL
TAMAS PAL
5 years ago

not good

himanshu
himanshu
5 years ago

leave safely always or fully protect your system with your data thanks,

Deepanshu sharma
Deepanshu sharma
5 years ago

i think its very bad for users.no pvcy in this

Anil Sahu
Anil Sahu
5 years ago

Very Blaster in virus

Eshwar Sahu
Eshwar Sahu
5 years ago

Just Like a good

Debshubra Chakraborty
Debshubra Chakraborty
5 years ago

It is A Great Idea !!!!!!

jaichand
jaichand
5 years ago

Sahu

Nihar patel
Nihar patel
5 years ago

That is good idea….You Should do it as soon as…

anil malik
anil malik
5 years ago

nice

kamal sharma
kamal sharma
5 years ago

good

DIVYA
DIVYA
5 years ago

WOW

aslam mondal
aslam mondal
5 years ago

its good but it is also a privacy issue .hackers can hack google and blackmail many user.google also can go this.

Saddam Husain
Saddam Husain
5 years ago

Comment in Hindi language – Google karna kya chahta hai ? Google ko ye adhikar nahi ki kisi ki Privacy ki Dhajjiya Uda de. Google chahe to baad me kisi ko blackmail kar sakta hai . Isliye ye google ki Blackmailing Krantikari Yojna hai.

Anupam Roy
Anupam Roy
5 years ago

Not a good idea.

Chetan
Chetan
5 years ago

Google are already stealers… They steal all the data.. Even what you surf, what you watch on youtube.. And they made fall in love blindly.. LOL

babagana bukar
babagana bukar
5 years ago

it is good ideas indeed….

babagana bukar
babagana bukar
5 years ago

perhaps that could increases it capabilities to enhance great…

joseph
joseph
5 years ago

while we instaling the quick heal, purchased from asked what is the answer to the place

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  joseph

Hi Joseph,

You can put the name of the source where you have purchased the product from. If it is a store, then put its name. If you have bought it online, then put the name of the website.

Regards,

Susanta Ganjan
Susanta Ganjan
5 years ago

I think It is Very Good Idea

satyajeet
satyajeet
5 years ago

very nice but not so intresting

satyajeet
satyajeet
5 years ago

I have lost my email id which I have putted during registration. so can I change it now. if not then tell me whether it will create problems for me in future.

Suresh Krishna S
Suresh Krishna S
5 years ago

Its Very Good Idea That Voice Control

sahiltyagi
sahiltyagi
5 years ago

Verygood

Deba
Deba
5 years ago

Not Great….

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