The first news of Google Assistant announced during the Google I/O 2018 begin to be activated. After a few weeks of rumors and clues, the new Custom Routines come into action, coming in the company of a small renewal for the Explore tab on the Google app.
As we have explained in previous articles, these new custom routines allow you to set a series of actions to be performed starting from a single voice command and support all the functions of the voice assistant, including the Action. Their appearance completely replaces the previous shortcuts: if you had set some previously, now you’ll find them as a routine.
In the dedicated section on the Google app, you can use the FAB key below to create a new routine and insert all the actions resulting from the chosen command. For example, saying “Ok Google, I just woke up“, you can order Assistant to send us the latest news on our smartphone, start playing music in the bedroom and maybe even turn on the smart coffee maker in the kitchen. For now, you cannot yet ask him to prepare breakfast, but probably in the Mountain View labs are already working on this too.
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In addition to this important change, there is also a small change in the Explorer tab, which now presents the Editorial Pick: it is a carousel that shows some of the most popular Action, so you can discover other features of Assistant.
For now, we do not have precise information on the availability of this function in our country. Very likely the new Custom Routines have been activated only for US users and will arrive only later in Indias. That said, if you spot them on your devices, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.