Google Bard has recently received a significant update, introducing various new features to enhance user experience. However, it’s essential to be cautious with your chat history, as Google saves your conversations to improve the Bard service. To ensure the privacy of your personal chats, it’s recommended to delete your Google Bard chat history and disable Bard activity permanently. This guide will help you through the process step by step.
Section 1: Deleting Google Bard Chats
- Open Bard: Launch the Bard application or visit the Bard website.
- Access Chat History: Locate the menu icon in the top-left corner of the interface and click on it. This action will reveal a sidebar containing your Google Bard chats.
- Select Chat to Delete: Hover your mouse over the chat you wish to remove and click on the three-dot menu icon that appears.
- Choose “Delete”: From the options presented, select “Delete.”
- Confirm Deletion: A dialog box will appear on the screen. Click on the “Confirm” button to delete the selected Google Bard chat.
Section 2: Disabling Google Bard Activity
- Launch Bard Activity: Open the Bard application or visit the Bard website.
- Access Activity Settings: Locate the “Activity” button situated in the top-right corner of the interface and click on it.
- Navigate to Bard Activity: Within the menu that appears, select the “Bard activity” option.
- Turn off Bard Activity: Find the toggle switch labeled “Bard activity” and switch it off. By doing so, you prevent Google from collecting data such as your IP address, location, prompts, and responses during your use of Bard.
- Delete Existing Bard Activity: To remove all your existing Bard activity, click on the “Delete” button.
- Select All Bard Activity: In the new window, choose the “Always” option to select all your Bard activity saved until now.
- Confirm Deletion: Click on the “Delete” button to remove all your Bard activities from Google’s servers.
- Set Auto-Deletion Time: Scroll down to the “Auto-delete” section and click on it.
- Choose Time Period: Adjust the time period to a minimum of “3 months” using the provided options.
- Proceed: Click on “Next” to confirm your selection. This action ensures that all Bard activities older than three months will be deleted automatically.
- Confirm Auto-Deletion: Finally, click on “Confirm” to initiate the process. Your older Bard activities, including chats and related data, will be permanently removed from Google’s servers.
By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in this tutorial, you can effectively delete your Google Bard chat history and disable Bard activity to safeguard your privacy. Regularly managing your chat history and activity settings will help ensure the confidentiality of your conversations.
How to turn off FaceTime Reactions in iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iMac
With its latest iOS 17, iPadOS 17.4, and macOS 17.4 (Sonoma), Apple has introduced 8 hand gestures during video calls in the FaceTime app and other video conferencing apps, which lets you fill your screen with 3D effects. For eg. if you make a heart by joining hands, then you will see that the floating red hearts will arise from the center of your hands as shown in the image below:
As most of the users don’t know that this feature is enabled by default. But sometimes, it creates awkward and embarrassing moments during some important video calls such as business meetings, online therapy, online classes, etc.
Luckily, Apple has come up with a solution for this. Along with the new iOS 17.4 (stable) and iPadOS 17.4 (stable), which is going to be launched by next month i.e. March 2024, Apple is going to release a new API (Application Programming Interface) that allows video conferencing apps to turn off the gesture-based reactions by default in their apps as said by MacRumors Contributor Aaron Perris. Until now, it’s not confirmed whether this API will also be accessible in macOS 14.4.
How to turn off Gesture-based Reactions (FaceTime)
1. On an iPhone or iPad:
- First, you have to open FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad.
- Then, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to see Control Center.
Note: If you have a Touch ID-based iPhone/ iPad, then Swipe up from the bottom to see Control Center.
- Then, you have to tap on the Effects button which is present in the top-left corner.
- After that, tap on the Reactions button.
- At last, swipe up twice (2 times) to return to FaceTime.
2. On a MacBook or iMac: To turn off FaceTime reactions on a MacBook or iMac, running macOS Sonoma, you have to click on the Reactions button which is present in the FaceTime menu bar.
Do you already know guys, how to disable FaceTime reactions in iOS, iPadOS, iMac, and MacBook? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, do tell us whether you like this post or not.
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Easiest way to transfer files from Android to iPhone or vice versa
One of the major problems occurs when you are trying to share files between Android phones and Apple’s iPhones or vice versa. But in this post, I am going to solve that problem. So, if you want to share files between Android and iPhone, you are in the right place. Now, let’s move on to the process.
Note: The file size won’t be compressed. You will get the same size in the received phone as well.
How to share files between Android and iPhone?
If you want to share files between Android and iPhone, then you have to follow the steps that are listed below:
- First, you must download the EasyShare app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
- Later on, open the app and grant all the required permissions.
- Then, you have to click on Transfer File.
- After you click on Transfer File, you have to scan the QR Code on the other phone.
Note: Scan the code from your iPhone which is shown on your Android Phone.
To see the code, you have to tap the option which is shown in the image below:
- Join the Network by clicking the Join button.
- Later on, you have to select the files that you want to send and click on the Send button present below the no. of the items, and items size.
- The file was sent successfully.
After sending or receiving the files, if you wish to disconnect, then you have to follow the steps listed below:
- To disconnect, you have to press the back arrow, presented above the left side of the History.
- Then, click on the disconnect button which is presented in the bottom right corner.
- Now, click on Confirm.
Do you use this method before? If yes, then let us know in the comment box. Also do tell us whether you like this post or not.
How to add more than one Face ID to your iPhone?
Do you guys want to add more than one Face ID to your iPhone? Sometimes, when you wear glasses or eyewear, your face won’t be recognized. So to fix that, you can also add an alternate face. So, in that condition, you have to follow this article to add an alternative appearance to your iPhone.
How to Setup Alternative Appearance?
If you wish to set this up, then you have to follow the steps which are listed below:
- Open Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Enter your Passcode.
- Then, click on Set Up Face ID.
- Just add the first face by clicking on Get Started.
- After setting up the first person’s face, you have to tap on Set Up Later.
- Your First Face is finally set.
- Now, you will see Set Up an Alternative Appearance option.
- Tap on it.
- Then, Set Up the alternate appearance.
If this option is not showing on your iPhone. Then, it means you have already added two Face IDs on your iPhone. So, first, you to remove it by clicking on Reset Face ID. After resetting your Face ID. You will be able to use this feature.
Note: This Reset Face ID, option will remove your existing Face ID from your iPhone.
Now, most people have doubts, about in which iPhone models this feature works. This feature works on the iPhone X series and above which have Face ID instead of Touch ID.
Note: Do keep in mind that the second person, whose Face ID is added has the entire access to your iPhone. He or she can make purchases, access all your data, and make changes in your settings as well.
Are you guys using this option before this article or adding it now? Do let us know. Also, if you have any doubts regarding this, do let us know in the comment box.