Google Assistant is an application that has a similar function to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, only that it is a lot more versatile than the two of them. The one, clear outstanding feature of the Tech giant’s great voice-powered assistant is that is compatible with a wide range of smartphones, and not just limited to Google devices like the Home and Pixel phones.
The Google Assistant works perfectly on smartphones that run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat operating systems. Such devices include the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S7. You can also find an iOS version of the Google Assistant for iPhones, so if Siri is not giving you what you want, then you have an alternative.
6 Things You Can Do With Google Assistant
Below are some of the best things you can ask this smart, versatile virtual assistant to do when it says “I am Google Assistant, how may I help you?”
1. Ask to remember details
With the Google Assistant in your device, you do not need to strain your memory with certain details like where you kept your important document or parked your car. You can simply say “Google, the checkbook is kept in the left drawer of the study table” or “The car is parked in bay number 5” and the assistant will promptly respond with “OK, I’ll remember that”.
2. Sleek recommendations
Google Assistant actually fame its ability when you need it the most. For example, if you find yourself in an unfamiliar environment or driving on a strange highway and you need to make a quick stop for a coffee or fuel, it can give you some suggestions when you ask. Just say “Google, where is the nearest coffee shop?”. It will not only give you some suggestions but also help you navigate to the chosen destination.
3. Look up your flight status
The one features that makes Google Assistant stands ahead of its competitors like Siri and Alexa is its access to Google’s freeform search feature. It uses it to give you real-time updates to your flight status, and directions for public transports routes and maps. All thee without you having to access the Google app on your smartphone.
4. Search for photos on your device
It is quite a hassle to scroll through hundreds of photos on your device just because you are searching for a particular image. It takes several attempts of scrolling up and down until you get what you are looking for, sometimes you might not even find it. With Google Assistant, you can avail yourself of such stress. Simply tell your assistant to fetch you “Images of my last trip to Paris”, and it will dish them out for you in a jiffy.
5. use it for conversions
For instance, if you are travelling to a new country for the first time, you might like to know the currency exchange rate between your country and the one you are travelling to. With Google Assistant, you do not need to type in this query, just ask with your voice and you will get the answer in a matter of seconds. If you want to make a Western Union Money transfer, it is good to know the current Western Union Exchange Rate between that of your country and the one you intend to make the transfer with.
6. Make it your personal translator
Still, on the issue of travelling, you might like to get some language translations of the new country you intend to travel to. The Google Assistant can also serve as your personal translator. You can simply ask it, “Google, how do you say good morning in French?”, and it will translate the phrase to you instantly.
These are some of the things you can d using Google Assistant, there are many more, you can simply add yours in the comment section below.