Browser permissions

A common question is "What type of permissions the browser will ask for?". When you install and configure your voice widget, your visitors will be asked to allow speech recognition. It depends if you use HTTPS or HTTP version, this behavior can be slightly different, but in general HTTPS version will make sure that their choice is saved for the next sessions.

Browser asking for permissions
Browser asking for permissions

Browsers' speech recognition behaves differently based on the protocol used:

  • https:// - Asks for permission once and remembers the choice.
  • http:// - Asks for permission repeatedly on every page hit. Results are also returned significantly slower in HTTP.

For excellent user experience, don't compromise on anything less than HTTPS (available free with Let's Encrypt).

Updated 22 Dec 2020
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