Google on Thursday announced a number of new features coming to Google Assistant and supported smart devices, including the ability to make voice and video calls on WhatsApp.
“Now you can make hands-free audio and video calls with the Assistant starting in the WhatsApp Android app,” the company said on its blog.
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This means that you can say something along the lines of “Hey Google, WhatsApp video John”, and the Assistant will start a video call.
The feature comes after Google also enabled support for the Assistant to read out and reply to texts from apps like WhatsApp, Telegram and Slack earlier last month.
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