The Google Assistant app that powers your Google Nest smart speaker can be really useful — you can use it to create a to-do list, set reminders for yourself or even make a phone call. But there are privacy issues to be aware of with any smart device, including Google’s, not to mention everyday annoyances that make the experience unwieldy or frustrating. Luckily, a lot of Google Assistant’s worst features are things you can turn off with a simple toggle.
Whether you’re worried about privacy or just want a more natural conversation experience, here are five things we recommend turning off to get a simpler and safer Google Assistant experience.
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