For two years, we can use the Google Assistant without an account, some kind of private browsing or guest mode which now reaches the household appliances, as the company announced last October.
This new feature was born as a new response to Google’s responsibility in respect our privacy. Last year, they stopped saving our recordings by default and started adjusting sensitivity to reduce unintended triggers.
This is the guest mode of the Google Assistant
Give us better control of our privacy When you’re using your Google Nest Mini, Nest Audio, or Nest Hub, among other compatible speakers and displays, the Google Assistant
When we use the Google Assistant In a speaker or smart screen, all of our actions are recorded in our search history, so if we don’t want a query saved to our account, the only option we had so far was to delete our activity with our voice, or at least for users who use the assistant in English.
With the new command in English “Hey Google, activate Guest mode”, the Google Assistant will stop saving our activity on compatible speakers and displays. We can still ask questions, control home devices, set timers, and listen to music, but will not display personal results
When we activate the guest mode, the device will play a special ringtone and it will display the guest icon on the screen. To make sure that guest mode is on, you can ask the Google Assistant “Is guest mode on?”.
The Google Assistant will stop recording our activity until we decide to turn off the guest mode
Guest mode is useful when we have visitors to our home and we don’t want your queries logged in our Google account, or your responses providing personal information. This mode is also handy so that the Google Assistant does not display suggestions on the screen that might spoil a surprise, such as suggestions for recipes you want to make to surprise your family.
Google confirms that this new mode only works in english and on your family device Google Nest, but in the coming months it will reach more languages and more devices.
Via | Google