There are many things you can do with Google Assistant using your voice, like sending messages, making a call, or playing a morning playlist, setting reminders, set alarms, or making Google navigate it for you, making plans for the day, or managing tasks and many more things.
Google Assistant is a one-stop to help you across devices like Google Home, smart displays. Google Assistant can be enabled with a long press home screen on Android phones or saying Ok Google, or a squeeze on Pixel phones.
Here are the six ways you can use your voice to get more done with Google Assistant on your phones.
- Sending Audio Messages: Voice messaging is the modern-day walkie talkie. Sometimes it is the easy way to send a quick note to friends and family, now you can send audio messages with Google Assistant on Android smartphones without holding down the little mic icon. You just need to say, “Hey Google, send an audio message” or “Hey Google, send an audio message to Jeff.” Sending audio messages works in English speaking countries around the globe, as well as in Portuguese in Brazil.
- Reading Web Articles: Google Assistant in your browser can help you to read web articles out loud. When you open a web article on your Android phone, just say, “Hey Google, read it” or Hey Google, read this page” and it will immediately read aloud the content on the web page.
- Find Restaurants offering Delivery or Takeout: Let’s say you don’t have time to cook dinner but need to get a meal on the table, Google Assistant can help with it. Say, “Hey Google, find restaurants that deliver near me” or “Hey Google, show me restaurants with takeout.”
- Snap a Selfie: If you want to quickly capture the perfect family photo during a trip or hike. Say, “Hey Google, take a selfie,” Google Assistant will open your phone front-facing camera and snap a picture on the count of three.
- Call or Text Your Best Friend: You have a standing call with your best friend every other week. When it’s time to hop on the line, all you need to say is “Hey Google, video call Jeff.” Sometimes if you’re running late to make a video call, you can always just ask Google to text him a text by saying, “Hey Google, tell Jeff I’m running late.”
- Share Your Favorite Content: You can easily share things from your phone with friends using your voice, like articles or photos. Simply say “Hey Google, share this with Jeff” and Google Assistant will share that link or image with the person you chose.
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