Is Chirp always listening? Can Chirp run without opening the app?

Due to privacy concerns regarding always-on microphones, Chirp does not run in the background. Chirp only listens when the app is open on the device. This minimises intrusion and makes your device more secure.  

Android P will also prevent any app from using the microphone from running in the background.

To read our recommendations on best practices for microphone permissions, have a look at our blog post


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