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WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat to Now Work With Ok Google Function on Android Smartphones

by onJuly 30, 2015
 

In April, Google had unveiled custom voice action command, that allowed users to control select third-party apps just by starting with the Ok Google command. Till today, this has been used by Hangouts, the default texting application of Google on robot.

Google has currently updated their Android-based voice-command system and expanded that functionality to electronic messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, NextPlus and wire.

This upgrade involves the upgrade version of the Google Now Launcher, that is accessible within the Google Play app store to most devices released among the last few years. This update needs only the latest version that you just have of all apps concerned, and let’s users send messages quickly through a spread of free apps by spoken language, for instance, “OK Google, send a WhatsApp message to John”, after this you’ll might be asked to dictate the text of that message. However, if any of the apps are outdated, you’ll frequently get an error message or a bunch of search results.

In addition to the current update, the Google currently launcher permits users to send text messages, emails, and Hangouts messages via the Ok Google voice command.

This will work from your home screen like all Google currently options, if you have got listening activated. You’ll be able to simply move into the Google app and begin speaking, or use the Google Now Shortcut, if you have a smartphopne with software-rendered buttons.

The OK Google voice command is only available in English, but the good news is that it’s not restricted to the U.S. as is usually the case with new Google options.

The company told us that they are working to add more apps and languages into this functionality. By opening up its Google app to third-party services, the company is not only providing users with additional options however conjointly providing them with the experience they cannot get from anywhere else.

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