Google Assistant has a new look

Google Assistant

Google has given its Assistant app a makeover.

“With a new makeover to the Assistant on phones, we’re making it even easier to get things done regardless of whether you prefer to use your hands, your voice, or combination of the two,” said the company in an announcement.

Google claims that this redesign is a mix of “text and talk” meant to provide accurate information on demand.

The new look includes “bigger visuals”, “new controls and sliders” and “interactive messaging”. These changes are meant to make navigating the app easier, with the latter allowing you to use touch to edit messages.

On Android in particular, Google Assistant can show you your daily overview in a simpler way. “Open up the Assistant and swipe up on your screen to get curated information based on the time of day and your recent interactions”.

The app, which has been around for two years now, seems to part of an accessibility improvement movement by the company, which also launched its new Voice Access app this week.

Google also revealed a new colour for the Home Mini –- a blue Aqua variant which will be available at the end of the month.

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Shereesa Moodley


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