Deleting a transcription from the API

    By default, AssemblyAI never stores a copy of the audio/video file you submit to the API for transcription. The transcription, however, is stored in our database, encrypted at rest, so that we can serve it to you and your application. If you'd like to permanently delete the transcription from our database once you've retrieved it (and stored it on your end), you can do so by making a DELETE request to the API.

    Making the DELETE request

    Below is an example, in cURL, of how you can easily make a DELETE request to delete a transcription result from the API.

    curl --request DELETE \
      --url \
      --header 'authorization: YOUR-API-TOKEN'