Since it is called Google Assistant, the name is pretty self-explanatory and it sure does want to compete with the likes of Alexa, Siri, and Cortana. First introduced at the Google I/O in May of last year, Google Assistant was integrated only on Google XL and Pixel phones. And now the company is ready to have their own assistant move on to other phones soon, that’s why it is only important that you get to know what Google Assistant is capable of doing.

Plan Your Vacation Right

 Google Assistant

If you’re visiting a particular country but don’t know what points of interest you should visit, let Google Assistant assist you with that. You can say something like, “What places should I visit in Miami, Florida?” and it will give you the most famous place to visit there. This will definitely help you in planning your perfect vacation with the family or loved one.

Search for Emails

If you’re searching for emails from a specific sender, looking through a sea of emails you have can take a lot of time and effort. Tell Google Assistant to look up emails from the contact you’re looking for, and it will bring them up. This is a very effective way to save time.

Play Games with Google Assistant

 

When it’s time to relax and entertain yourself, you can also rely on Google Assistant to provide you the games you want. Simply say “Play games,” and it will show you different types of games to choose from, such as chat games, quiz games, doodle games, classic games, and more.

Get Instant Translation

Instant translation can be a useful tool if you’re learning a new language either for pleasure or travel. Just say, “How do you say [your phrase here] in [desired translation]?” Google Assistant will instantly show you the translated text.

Unlock Your Device with Google Assistant

Although patterns and pins are considered great for security, it can also be hassle when you need to have quick access to your phone. Using your voice as a trusted voice can give you instant access to your phone and save you a great amount of time. To do this, go to Google Assistant, then Voice, then OK Google, and then choose Enable Trusted Voice.

Brief Yourself

Rather than fumbling through your apps just to check for your reminders and schedules for the day, why not let Google Assistant brief you with what you need to do for today? You can ask something like, “What do I have to do today?” and Google Assistant will tell you what you have to do. You don’t have to limit yourself to today because you can also ask Google Assistant what you need to do on other days, even if it’s more than a month away.

Have Google Assistant Call You a Nickname

 

Just like Siri, you can also make Google Assistant call you be your desired nickname. Just tell Google Assistant to call you whatever it is you want it to call you, and it will call you that from that point on.

Take a Selfie with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is aware that selfies are here to stay, that’s why it’s made to take one for you anytime. Just say, “Take a selfie,” and it will ask you what app you would like to use. This is only if you have selfie apps installed, so you’ll need to choose between them or the stock camera app.



This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:21:33 AM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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