Earlier, Google Assistant was able to interact only with other Google apps and with the Android operating system. Now, there’s a significant change in the manner in which Google Assistant can be used. The Google Assistant on Android devices is getting an update that alters the ways in which it will work going forward. This update will permit the Google Assistant to open and search within your Android apps by utilizing voice commands. Previously, Google Assistant could only open Android apps, but not search inside them.
Let’s see how Google Assistant can search within apps on Android devices.
You can use the words “Hey Google” to open and search within your Android apps. This feature is now available to all of the Assistant-enabled Android devices. Thanks to voice commands, this unique feature makes daily activities within an app simpler and easier.
Added to the above, Google Assistant can trigger other third-party apps to carry out certain tasks. It can interact with over 30 of the top apps available on the Play Store. So now, people can perform all the following tasks (and many more) just by using voice commands:
Posting on social media sites
Hailing a ride
By now, you would have obtained an idea about how Google Assistant can search within apps on Android devices.
Google Assistant integration is now available for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Amazon, Spotify, Walmart, Etsy, Uber, and so on. The Assistant can also perform tasks using Google apps like YouTube. You can use the Assistant with Gmail as well. You can also utilize custom shortcuts to make apps work more effectively.
For instance, you might usually say, “Hey, Google! Play work-from-home mix on Spotify!” Instead of that, you can just state, “Hey, Google, work day music!”
In addition, you will be able to create your own shortcuts by announcing, “Hey, Google! Show my shortcuts!” And this voice command will take you to the Settings screen. On the Settings screen, you can find a list of all those apps having built-in shortcuts for the Assistant. You have the facility of customizing the trigger phrase according to your wish.