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3 things you need to know about the cool new Alexa privacy features:

When you say, "Alexa, order more walnuts" or "Alexa, what's on my calendar?" Amazon adds those recordings to your voice history. You can now delete those recordings just by asking Alexa.

#1. "Alexa, delete what I just said" will delete your previous Alexa command

Alexa will respond with "Okay, I'll delete the last recording" to confirm.

Pro Tip: You can confirm that it worked in the Voice History section of the Alexa app. Just open the Alexa app > tap the hamburger icon > tap "Settings" > tap "Alexa Privacy" > tap "Review Voice History" and confirm it's not there.

#2. Say "Alexa, delete everything I said today" to delete the day's recordings

Alexa will respond "You'd like to delete the recordings of everything said to me today?" Say "Yes" back to her, and Alexa will respond "Okay, I'll delete them" to confirm.

#3. You need to enable deletion by voice in the Alexa app for these 2 commands to work

To enable:  

  1. Open the Alexa app > tap the hamburger icon > tap "Settings" > tap "Alexa Privacy" > tap "Review Voice History"
  2. Toggle on "Enable deletion by voice" at the top

Bonus Pro Tip: You can also delete any voice recording from your Voice History

  1. Just follow step 1 in #3 above to navigate to the "Voice History" section of the Alexa app
  2. Select date range from drop-down menu (can be today, all history or any range in between)
  3. You can tap "Delete All Recordings" for your selected date range or check off specific recordings and tap "Delete Selected Recordings" (you will see that the recordings immediately disappear)

Check out The 5 Alexa Privacy Tips You Need To Know to see how to make sure only essential Alexa skills have access to your information and more. 

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