Users may no longer need to use “hey Google” for some Google Assistant features

Written by Ahsan Zafeer ·  43 sec read >

Since the start, one of the most powerful A.I powered virtual assistants globally; Google Assistant’s voice commands have been initiated with a “Hey Google” or “OK Google” line, but that could soon change.

Reports by Android Police and 9to5Google, suggest that a new feature is in the pipeline known as “voice shortcuts,” which will allow you to avoid the “hey Google” part of the command in specific circumstances, making it quicker and simpler to utilize voice control. With it, It will also become easy to get a couple of more minutes in bed or quickly answer a call without adding additional words.

The feature has the codename “Guacamole,” and it’s almost certain that users would have to consent to an additional array of privacy terms before enabling it to overcome any potential privacy fiasco. There are also chances of a special toggle switch for it inside the Google Assistant settings.

However, as of now, it’s not clear as to when it will roll out, although Guacamole has been under development since March. But, we can’t be certain when Google will make the option accessible in Google Assistant for Android.

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Written by Ahsan Zafeer
A digital marketing professional specializing in content-based functional areas - Ahsan Zafeer is driven by a never-ending passion for developing, nurturing, and strategizing key content aspects. He writes extensively on tech, digital marketing, SEO, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. He also serves as a digital marketing strategist and freelance consultant for globally oriented organizations. He tweets @AhsanZafeer Profile