Google Assistant gets guest mode, new privacy features

Google is rolling out new privacy features and a new Google Assistant in guest mode. The search giant rolled out new privacy features because it was under the scanner in Europe due to privacy concerns. However, now the new features that Google wants to alleviate people’s concerns regarding privacy and security. Additionally, Google has launched an Advanced Security Center.

Of all the new features that Google is rolling out, the guest mode for Gooogle Assistant has attracted the most attention. The new guest mode for the Google Assistant will be available on home devices, including Nest Hub and Nest Audio. You can activate guest mode simply by giving a quick voice command. When you turn on guest mode, your conversations or interactions with the Google Assistant will not be recorded or saved anywhere. Along with this, the personalization feature will also be disabled when guest mode is enabled.

“Sometimes you may not want Assistant interactions saved in your Google Account. That’s why in the coming weeks, we will introduce guest mode, a new way to use the Google Assistant on home devices. With a simple voice command, you can turn on guest mode and assistant interactions while in guest mode will not be saved to your account. You can turn off guest mode at any time to get the full and personalized Google Assistant experience again. Plus, you always have the ability to go back and delete what you said to the Assistant simply by using your voice and we have added even more answers to common security and privacy questions that the Assistant will answer immediately. In fact, we answer more than 3 million of privacy and security questions per month, globally, “Google said on the blog.

Google saves all your interactions with the Assistant on your account. The record can be deleted .d by the user, or Google can automatically delete 3, 18, or 36 months. However, none of this will happen if guest mode is enabled. The feature will roll out to smart speakers and displays in the coming weeks.

The new guest mode for the Google Assistant will be available on home devices, including Nest Hub and Nest Audio.

News Underline:

  • Google is rolling out new privacy features and a new Google Assistant in guest mode.
  • Guest mode for the Google Assistant will be available on home devices, including Nest Hub and Nest Audio.
  • The feature will roll out to smart speakers and displays in the coming weeks.