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Google launches new privacy settings for the Google Home app. The new privacy settings allow users to manage and customize their activity data and controls in their home. Settings are now rolling out in the latest version of the Google Home app.
Google has been doing a great job of rolling out a new “centralized” privacy section for the Google Home app lately. The tech giant announced the change on Monday, and it already seems to be going live in the latest version of the app.
The new “Privacy” page can be found in the “General” section of Google Home settings, which you can access from the icon on the home page. The page includes a “Home Privacy Settings” heading and a number of settings that allow you to delete saved Wi-Fi networks and addresses, view your home activity, and manage your Assistant data.
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9to5Google seems to have an additional “Presence Setting” option, which acts as a shortcut to those settings for users who depend on it for devices like the Nest Thermostat.
Below these settings, you’ll find a series of links that can guide you through additional ways to control your smart home’s privacy, such as enabling guest mode for Google’s best smart displays and speakers, deleting Google Assistant data, and a guide to Nest sensors. You can also access Google’s various privacy policies and commitments to better understand how your data is used.
Google describes this new page as a “centralized place where you can learn and manage your household activity data, and view and adjust your privacy settings.” According to Google, the page is rolling out “this week”, although it has already appeared on several of our devices. If you’re using Google Home version 2.49, you may already have access to the privacy page.
This comes just after a new UI design for Google Home device controls was discovered in the latest version, although the updated look will apparently be rolled out “in the coming weeks”.
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