Following some friendly family-friendly updates, Google added new features to the assistant, including the long-awaited "Pretty please" mode.
Originally published on Google I / O 2018, the Pretty Please setting begins to turn to devices using an assistant. It needs to work for all users with appropriate voices of smart speakers, screens and phones.
If you include polite phrases like "please" and "thank you" in your questions, an assistant will answer in kind, thank you for being kind.
Additionally, you can now create a gift list with a helper. Using phrases like "Hey Google, create a gift list" or "Add operators to my gift list," users can easily create and manage lists. This also works for shopping lists and other lists.
Furthermore, the Keyword Blog has confirmed that Google is working to add support for third-party list applications, including Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. Recent Google app settings reveal that the company is working to add this feature.
As previously announced, users will also be able to talk to Santa Claus. Simply say "Hey Google, call Santa" and sit down as the party starts. Google will call the North Pole, and you will get to help Santa to write the Christmas melody.
Finally, the assistant receives some new features for reading and singing. You can ask an assistant to read you a story, including classical holidays like Disney's "Mickey Christmas Carol" and more.
Alternatively, if you have a Play Music subscription and a smart display using an assistant, you can see synced texts appear on the screen.
Finally, smartphone owners get some other nice features, including support for returning videos of "Nest Hi", broadcasting responses and sharing Google Photos.
The features appear to appear as part of the server-side update. Some of them may not work for you right away. In my case, calling Santa Claus worked, but creating a gift guide did not. Plus, an assistant did not seem to care if I was kind or not.
Source: Google Via: The Verge, Android Police