Google Assistant is adding the option to share photos directly through voice commands

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Credit: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/6/20998819/google-assistant-podcast-search-photo-sharing-note-apps-voice-control-smart-home

A new skill that lets you share photos directly through voice commands is being added to Google Assistant. You can ask Google to show you a specific person or date, select your favorites, and ask the assistant to send them to a friend. The latest update allows you to use voice command instead of navigating the share menu. Without using or going through the menu option, all you need to do is to ask Google to share them for you.

This latest addition is good one because it speeds things up, and allows you to share your pictures with friends and loved ones pretty quickly. Though the option of using the menu to navigate to this feature is cumbersome, the new voice command makes things easier and quicker too.

Per The Verge, the Google Assistant also welcomes a new podcast search feature. The feature is one that allows you to issue a command where the assistant then helps you to find specific topic. For example, you can ask the assistant to “find a podcast about holiday cooking, and Google will present you with the right one.

A couple of days ago, a new update that allows Google Assistant to recommend recipes based on your dietary restrictions was launched. A new section has now been added to settings on the assistant. “Food & Drink” section allows you to select the dietary restrictions you would like Google to take into consideration when recommending recipes with Assistant.

A few months ago, Google added an important update to the Assistant that allows you to send reminders to your friends and loved ones. The functionality will let you schedule reminders to other people. The person, however, is expected to be a part of an opt-in group of trusted fellow Assistant users.

The feature is basically designed for families, and will work via the Family Group feature. The essence of this is to enable parents to send reminders to their children and also have reminders pop up on a mobile phone or a Google Assistant-powered Smart Display.

Demonstrating how the process works, Google explained to Nick Statt how a user can create a reminder with either voice or text and set it to show up at a particular time or to pop up when the recipient is at a particular location. The good thing is that you don’t have to keep repeating the process manually as you can set reminder to repeat.

You can also check a history of reminders previously sent to users or ones you have received and still have to attend to. With the usual “Hey Google” prompt, you can have all these sorted out—it works the same way as other Google Assistant features.


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