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Finally, natural conversation comes to Google Assistant

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The young Google Assistant continues to grow and is now able to follow a whole conversation. Are you ready to have a more casual chat with your Assistant? We will explain how to convince Google Assistant to ditch the formalities and converse in a more natural way.

Google has just announced it on its blog: its Assistant is evolving. Forget the "OK Google" or the "hey Google" at the beginning of each sentence, it was annoying and it made the experience laborious. Today you can simply start a conversation with an "OK Google", and whatever phrases you say to it, Assistant will listen and obey. In other words, no need to repeat the activation command with each sentence. Whether you ask Assistant a question or give it an order, Assistant will do what you say without hesitation. 

To end a conversation, you simply have to say "stop", "thank you" or stop talking, then Assistant will understand that you have nothing more to say to it. 

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Google Assistant is ready to apply what it has learned.. / © NextPit

How to activate continued conversation

Be aware that this is not possible by default, you must enable the option in the settings. Simply go to the Assistant settings (Settings > Google > Search > Google Assistant / Settings) then, once in the menu, go to Preferences > Continued Conversation and enable the option.

Do you use Google Assistant? What do you love (or hate) about it?

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Benoit Pepicq

Benoit Pepicq

Benoit is passionate about new technologies and everything related to computers. A big Android fan since 2011, he joined the AndroidPIT team to satisfy his passion and to share his knowledge on Android with readers.

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  • Reg Joo Jun 23, 2018 Link to comment

    It seems that it only works on home devices, not phones. Trying to turn the feature on, the slider disappears.

    • xgudwilx Jul 6, 2018 Link to comment

      Reg Joo
      Same here..should be coming soon tho