Everything you say to your Amazon’s servers until you delete the voice recordings.speaker is recorded and stored. Its Alexa assistant also and even . The text transcripts stay stored on
The company asserts that the data is used to improve Amazon Echo. That’s not uncommon —in order to improve the product. Amazon’s prerogative is likely the same, using your data — and everyone else’s — to improve the way Echo understands you.
However, with the recent news that, you may feel a bit uneasy about Amazon keeping your recorded commands.
Here’s what you can do to make sure they’re completely deleted.
Option 1: Delete recordings via app
According to Amazon, when you delete your voice recordings, they’ll work on deleting the transcripts associated with the account.
To delete your recordings, go to the Amazon Echo app > Settings > Alexa Privacy > Review Voice History.
You’ll see a list of all the requests you’ve made since setting up your Echo. You can choose the recordings you want to delete or tap Delete All Recordings for Today.
Option 2: Delete everything via browser
If you’re using a browser, there’s a way to delete all voice data in one fell swoop. Head to www.amazon.com/myx, sign in, and click Your Devices. Find your Echo in the list, click Delete Voice Recordings.
You’ll see a warning message explaining why you might want to keep those recordings; click Delete if you wish to proceed.
Option 3: Ask Alexa to delete your voice transcripts
You can nowto her that day or entirely. Just said something like “Alexa delete everything I said today.” This should take care of both the voice recordings and transcripts, according to Amazon.
To completely remove your voice recordings and transcriptions, you can also contact Amazon customer service at (888) 280-4331 to make a formal request.
How do I listen to my voice recordings?
In the Amazon Alexa app, go to Settings > Alexa Account > Alexa Privacy > Review Voice History. Tap the arrow on the audio file you want to listen to and tap the play icon.
You can also visit https://www.amazon.com/alexaprivacy and click Review Voice History.
Originally published on Jan. 22, 2015, and has been updated with new information. Updated July 3: Corrected information about Amazon storing transcripts.