Google Assistant has been one of the best virtual assistants when it comes to Android in terms of features as well as usability. At the time of writing this article, Google Assistant has support for at least 12 languages, the most on any virtual assistant that you have on Android including Alexa and Bixby.
And Google has been been providing updates to the Assistant regularly and making it even better. However, one of the most requested feature was the ability to summon Google Assistant without saying “Hey Google”, as if you are talking to a real person.
This feature now seems like a reality, with Google launching its New ‘Quick Phrases’ feature that was spotted by many users on the latest Beta build of Android 12.
The new ‘Quick Phrases’ feature works by putting the Assistant on a standby mode whenever you receive a phone call or an timer/alarm goes off, allowing the user to summon the assistant directly by saying “Accept” or “Decline” in case of calls and “Stop” or “Snooze” in case of timers/alarms, allowing the users to skip the “Hey Google” phrase completely.
However, this is not the first time Google has allowed you to summon Google Assistant directly, as Google Smart Devices, already allow you to silence timers simply by saying “stop” after it goes off. The new ‘Quick Phrases’ is an upgraded version of the same feature that will also work with your smartphone.
This new feature is still in development stage and has been rolled out to only a select few devices having the Android 12 Beta, however, you can still check if you have the new feature by simply going to the Google Assistant’s settings and looking for ‘Quick Phrases’.
We still don’t know when this feature will be rolled out to everyone, we can also expect this feature to be useful if you want to quickly respond to text notification, but until then we’ll have to wait and watch to see if more commands will be added to the existing list in the future.
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