The ‘Ok Google’ command of the voice powered app is now capable of sending messages to third party messaging apps.
Today the voice powered personal assistant Google Now was updated. The new update allows users to send messages through other messaging apps. The new dictation feature will allows users to send messages without having to type them.
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The ‘Ok Google’ command in the Google Now will allow Android users to send the message to many messaging apps. The third party messaging apps accessible through Google Now include WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram and NextPlus.
The message can be sent by giving a command through voice. An android user has to speak clearly starting with the words ‘Ok Google’ then specifies the name of the social app used to send the message and finally specify the name of the friend to whom the message is to be sent. Then the message is recorded and transcribed by Google.
The service is currently only available in English but can be used anywhere in the world. According to Google additional support and features in other languages will be released in the coming months.
The voice quality on the dictation is very high quality. The resulting product even has the potential to challenge the likes of Siri and Cortana as a top class virtual assistant.
According to Google blogspot, you can now send send dozens of messages every day to family, friends and work android users. The Google Now is trying to make the process easier and relieving the thumbs from having to type the messages on the tiny keyboard.
The Google Now update will allow users to send messages by simply talking to the android app through the user’s favourite medium of messaging. Google also stated they have been working tirelessly to make sure the right services reach the customers at the right time.