Alfred has access to Hangouts ... Why?


#1

Alfred has access to Hangouts … It seems strange as this app doesn’t need it … So why?


#2

Hi @filipcork,

Thank you for reaching out to Alfred!

We need this to build a connection (just like adding someone to your FB friend list), so you can share videos with people within the same trust circle. We are not able to look through your messages, and our team is working on this issue so that we don’t have to rely on this app in the future. Your privacy and information security are our top priorities. Hope this helps.


#3

@bella.cheng so you can deny access and just not share with anyone ?


#4

The problem is that you cannot. This access is granted when you login with your Gmail account.


#5

Has any progress been made on this?

I recently notice that Alfred still shows up on my account with “Hangout Access”


#6

Hi Diego,

Thanks for the inquiry!

Google Hangouts offers us a way to build a connection between your account and your Trust Circle so that you can share videos with your family or friends. Also, please note that we are not able to look through your messages.

If you have any thought about this mechanism, please let us know. We will do our best to help.