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Amazon stores the things you ask Alexa indefinitely. But it's easy to delete that data from Amazon's servers if you know how.
This issue has been in the news because Senator Chris Coons, D-Del., Recently wrote to Amazon asking about how it stores data about consumers. Late last month, Amazon's vice president or public policy Brian Huseman responded by admitting the company stores Alexa transcripts unless and until a customer asks them to delete them.
Send to Amazon unless an Amazon Echo hears the wake word, which is defaulted to when people speak "Alexa."
In May, Amazon made it easier to delete some of the things you ask Alexa. Here's how:
First, you can say "Alexa, delete everything I said today," or "Alexa, delete what I just said."
Do you know what you said earlier, do this:
- Open the Alexa app on your phone.
- Tap the menu icon on the top-left corner of the app.
- Tap "Settings" at the bottom. 1
- Tap "Alexa Account" at the top of the page.
- Select "History."
However, this process only lets you delete things one by one. If you want to delete everything at once, do this:
- Visit Amazon's Device page
- Select the menu button to the left of the Echo device you'd like to manage.
- Tap "Manage Voice Recordings"
- Tap "Delete."
That's it. Alexa, which means, according to Huseman, the voice recordings will be removed from Amazon's servers.