NEW DELHI: It seems so Google is ready to make its voice assistant smarter by adding a new and interesting feature. The tech giant has reportedly launched an internal test of a new feature called guacamole. With this new feature, users can use the Google Assistant without saying the hotword “Hey Google”.
According to a report by 9to5Google, the feature allows Google Assistant users to perform quick voice tasks like turning off the alarm or answering calls without the word “trigger”. The report also mentions that the guacamole feature is included in the beta version 12.5 of the Google app Android 11 under the main list of wizard settings.
The report adds that guacamole would allow users to simply say “stop,” “snooze,” and “reject the call” without saying “Hey Google” first.
Last week, another online report announced that the Google Assistant will soon have support for offline voice commands. As reported by XDA developers, the Google Assistant can execute a voice command even when the user goes offline.
In addition, Google plans to introduce a new feature called “My Actions” for the Google Assistant. With this new feature, users can create shortcuts for their preferred wizard needs.