Hey google can you hear me? Now your google homepage can. The search giant officially introduces new controls that allow you to adjust the sensitivity of your smart speaker to the cue word. That means you can optimize your Google homepage ($ 49 at Walmart) or Nest devices to get the “Hey, Google” and “OK, Google” commands only when you actually speak to them. Not only is this more convenient, it also leaves less data in the cloud.
You can haveSetting in your Google account. According to Google, turning it on can help your smart speaker understand your voice better over time. That’s great. However, Google stores every verbal interaction you have with your Google Home device. . If your Google homepage thinks you’re talking to it when you don’t, clips of those eavesdropping conversations may be saved online.
Hopefully the new sensitivity setting from Google Home will contain these unintended triggers and not only protect your privacy but also your health better. Here’s what you need to know about the new feature:
The update will be released in the coming weeks.
The update was announced in a blog post on April 23, in which Google says the feature will be “launched” in the next few weeks. The release of such updates by Google can be somewhat arbitrary. While some users will see the new setting in their Google Home app this week or next, others may have to wait a little longer.
If you don’t see it, check your phone’s app store to see if it’s updated (here)and here are instructions for Android). If it has the latest update and no sensitivity setting yet, you just have to wait for the next update.
Hey Google, why so sensitive?
If the sensitivity setting is available, you can adjust it as follows:
1. Open the Google Home app and find the device whose wake word sensitivity you want to change. It should work with the Google Home Mini, Google Home Mini ($ 39 at Crutchfield) and and nest hub ($ 99 at Walmart) and Hub max.
2nd Tap the device you want to customize, and then tap the settings (the gear icon) in the upper right corner.
3rd Scroll down and tap under Device Settings Hey Google sensitivity.
4th Drag the slider up to increase the likelihood that Google Home will hear your voice and down to decrease the likelihood that it will be less likely. If you understand it correctly, pull back and adjust your other speakers if necessary.
Now that you can customize the wake-up word sensitivity of your Google Home speaker, you can place it almost anywhere. Try it for examplefor better sound. And whether you’re a new Google Home user or an old professional, you won’t regret it . Google Home has come a long way since catching up to catch up with Alexa, however prove that it’s still not perfect.