Open Interpreter contains a telemetry feature that collects anonymous usage information.

We use this information to help us understand how OI is used, to help us prioritize work on new features and bug fixes, and to help us improve OI’s performance and stability.

Opting out

If you prefer to opt out of telemetry, you can do this in two ways.


Set disable_telemetry to true on the interpreter object:

from interpreter import interpreter
interpreter.disable_telemetry = True


Use the --disable_telemetry flag:

interpreter --disable_telemetry


Set disable_telemetry to true. This will persist to future terminal sessions:

disable_telemetry: true

Environment Variables

Set DISABLE_TELEMETRY to true in your shell or server environment.

If you are running Open Interpreter on your local computer with docker-compose you can set this value in an .env file placed in the same directory as the docker-compose.yml file:


What do you track?

We will only track usage details that help us make product decisions, specifically:

  • Open Interpreter version and environment (i.e whether or not it’s running in Python / a terminal)
  • When is run, in what mode (e.g --os mode), and the type of the message being passed in (e.g None, str, or list)
  • Exceptions that occur within Open Interpreter (not tracebacks)

We do not collect personally-identifiable or sensitive information, such as: usernames, hostnames, file names, environment variables, or hostnames of systems being tested.

To view the list of events we track, you may reference the code

Where is telemetry information stored?

We use Posthog to store and visualize telemetry data.

Posthog is an open source platform for product analytics. Learn more about Posthog on or