Google announces significant expansion of Google Assistant at Mobile World Congress

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Google announces significant expansion of Google Assistant at Mobile World Congress

Amidst the plethora of smartphone announcements coming from MWC 2019 show floor in Barcelona, Google has chose to give us an insight into how it plans to further the use of its powerful Google Assistant, foldable phone support, 5G connectivity, and more.

Notably, Google had brought the Assistant integration within its Allo chat app in the past.

Google Assistant is set to make way to Android Messages.

Furthermore, Google is extending its Digital Wellbeing to non-Pixel smartphones, starting with the Motorola Moto G7 series with more smartphones to soon get it. If you're chatting about a movie, you might see a suggestion chip to learn more about that film.

Google's also expanding support for bilingual Assistant from six languages to 12.

Google announced that developers will soon release their "Actions" on Android Go (Pie) and KaiOS phones.

Google Assistant isn't restricted to just smartphones, as you can even get Assistant on smart feature phones that run on KaiOS.

Once you tap one of the suggestion clips, the Messages app will open the Google Assistant to help you with the relevant information. This feature will be available for English users worldwide and just for movies, restaurants and the weather in the initial rollout, which will happen in the coming months. Similar to this if Google does bring the button to the device then having a remapping feature will let users put the button on use if they are not good enough in using Virtual Assistant. You could either tap on the card for more information or share it back into your conversation.

On the language front, Google says Google Assistant users in India can now talk in 7 more Indic languages - including Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Urdu.

As the feature can raise privacy concerns, Google has clarified that Assistant won't read your conversation. Now, Assistant will also be able to support Korean, Hindi, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch.

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