Google is looking to pave the way for its digital assistant by replacing the voice search capability in Google Search app with Google Assistant.
The Google app features Voice Search capability to allow users to search anything on the search engine using their voice. This is done by tapping the microphone icon in the search bar. But now, the company is rolling out the changes to it.
The Android app of Google Search will now have the Google Assistant icon in the search bar in place of the current microphone icon. Also, the text in the search bar “Say ‘Hey Google’” will be replaced by “Ask any question”. All the voice queries will now be performed by the assistant.
Google app is one of the most downloaded apps on Android, having more than 5 billion downloads. The Google Assistant is among the top digital assistants, including Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Microsoft Cortana.
Available on all the Google Home speakers and nest Hub smart displays, the Google Assistant has the potential to handle more than 1 million actions. Its availability on the Google app will help the company to bring its digital assistant to more apps on Android.
Google hasn’t yet rolled out the new feature to all the users. It is currently in beta.