Recently, a few Alexa users found that the smart assistant was not only recording conversation, but sending it to acquaintances.
This has other Alexa users worried that something like this could happen to them. If you want to check to see if Alexa has been secretly recording you, we can show you how! We can also show you how to delete them!
Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Fire up Alexa on your phone or tablet and tap the hamburger button -- the three lines to the top left.
- Tap Settings followed by History.
- You'll see a (possibly lengthy) list of recordings, some of which will have been transcribed. You can listen to each by clicking them in turn.
- The non-transcribed ones -- those which are labelled "text not available" are likely to be of more interest as they will probably be snippets of conversation that have been captured.
- Any recordings you want to get rid of can be wiped out by hitting the Delete voice recordings button.
- If you would prefer to delete all of the recordings in one fell swoop, the quickest way is to head to Amazon's Manage Your Content and Devices page and use the Manage voice recordings option to do so.