Google Assistant Just Got Upgraded With Better Touch Support And Richer Visuals

Google Assistant Just Got Upgraded With Better Touch Support And Richer Visuals

Google Assistant Just Got Upgraded With Better Touch Support And Richer Visuals

Google is making it easier for developers to earn money with voice experiences: Developers are now able to charge their users for digital goods via Google's Assistant, the search giant announced Wednesday.

Google said in a blog post that almost half of the interactions with Assistant include both voice and touch, which is why it'll make the texting-to-Assistant experience a lot better than before. The Google Assistant brings an interactive messaging interface, with which people can use their fingers to add a comma, change a word, or make any other quick edits while composing messages. However, after making its way to phones, smart displays, and whatever else Google can cram its assistant into, being forced to use your voice to access a lot of GA features hasn't always offered the best experience.

Google next week will unveil a bunch of products that will support the new Assistant, including the Pixel 3 phones and next-gen Home devices. Use dials to adjust lights, or sliders to adjust volume of your home speaker. Google, in a blog post, mentioned all the changes that have arrived as a part of the Google Assistant makeover. The assistant will show curated information based on the time of day and your recent interactions with the Assistant when you swipe up.

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Plus, the update is giving third-party developers new tools to take advantage of the space on your screen, with FitStar for example now using GIFs to give you a preview of a workout, and Starbucks using thumbnails to let you select items on its menu. That means developers can sell things like subscriptions or in-game content via custom Actions without ever bouncing you out of Assistant. This will allow Actions to remember purchases made by users.

When Google Assistant was first introduced, it was all about voice control. A Google Pay account is required to finalize the purchase, though.

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