Google Now has made work easier given that you can now dictate whatever you want to friends. How cool is that? The voice-powered personal assistant was recently updated by Google to include a new dictation feature that works within a number of popular messaging apps. If you’re typing many texts or a story that you would like to share you can save your energy for something else because your thumbs will have a chance to rest. Android owners can now use the “Ok Google” command to start up a message in third party apps including WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram and NextPlus.
The basic command begins with “Ok Google, send a WhatsApp message to Erick,” modified however you see fit depending on your app and the friend you wish to send the message to (unless you want to send a WhatsApp message to Erick, then don’t opt to change anything). Google Now will then prompt you to speak your message so the service can transcribe it for you. If you’d rather, you can just blurt out the message with the original command instead of waiting for Google Now to ask for additional input.
The service is only in English for the the time being. Rumor has it that Additional support for languages and other apps will be introduced later. Dictation is just the latest in an ongoing spree of updates the search giant has been pushing to its virtual assistant service. In past months, Google has added predictive information and smarter content tailored to a user’s habits. More Now cards for a wide variety of apps have also been added.
Dictation can be used in any country around the globe despite the fact that it’s only in English. This is a good news for the lazy ones. Google Now in many occasions has presented itself as the best even when compared to Cortana.
Digital Trends reports that voice command is one of the improvements that Google has been working on for long even before the dictation. Google users have the ability to interact with a variety of third party apps through voice commands, including services like Shazam and Zillow. The result is a product that is quickly surpassing its competition in Siri and Cortana to be the top of the class of virtual assistants.