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Google Assistant gets 'Pretty Please' feature and more



Following some friendly family-focused updates, Google has added new features to Assistant, including the long-awaited 'Pretty Please' mode.

Initially announced at Google I / O 2018, the Pretty Please set to roll out to Assistant-enabled devices. It must work for all voice matched users on smart speakers, displays and phones.

If you include polite phrases like 'please' and 'thank you' in your queries, thanking you for being polite.

Pretty Please gif

Additionally, you can now create a gift list with Assistant. Using phrases like "Hey Google, create a gift list" or "add opera tickets to my gift list," users can create and manage lists with ease. This works for shopping lists and other lists as well.

Furthermore, the Keyword Blog confirmed that Google is working to add support for third-party list apps, including Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. Recent Google app teardowns revealed the company was working on adding this feature.

As previously announced, users will also be able to talk to Santa. Just say "Hey Google, call Santa" and sit back as the fun starts. Google will dial up the North Pole, and you'll get help to write a Christmas jingle.

Finally, Assistant is getting some new read- and sing-along features. You can ask Assistant to read you a story, including holiday classics like Disney's "Mickey's Christmas Carol" and more.

Alternatively, if you have a Play Music subscription and an Assistant-powered smart display, you can see the synchronized lyrics appear on-screen.

Finally, smart display owners are getting some other nice features, including support for Nest Hello video doorbells, broadcast replies and sharing Google Photos.

The features appear to be rolling out as part of a server-side update. Some of them may not work for you right away. In my case, calling Santa worked, but creating a gift guide did not. Plus, Assistant did not seem to care if I was polite or not.

Source: Google Via: The Verge, Android Police


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