Google Assistant will replace voice search in Google’s Android app
Google seeks to pave the way for its digital assistant by replacing the voice search function of the Google Search app with Google Assistant.
The Google app offers a voice search feature to allow users to search for anything on the search engine using their voice. This is done by tapping on the microphone icon in the search bar. But now the company is rolling out the changes to it.
The Android Google search app will now have the Google Assistant icon in the search bar instead of the current microphone icon. In addition, the text in the search bar “Say ‘Ok Google'” will be replaced by “Ask any question”. All voice requests will now be performed by the assistant.
The Google app is one of the most downloaded apps on Android, with over 5 billion downloads. Google Assistant is among the best digital assistants, including Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Microsoft Cortana.
Available on all Google Home speakers and Nest Hub smart displays, the Google Assistant has the potential to handle over a million actions. Its availability on the Google app will help the company to bring its digital assistant to more apps on Android.
Google has yet to roll out the new feature to all users. It is currently in beta.