What should be the perfect voice assistant? Of course, he must quickly and correctly answer questions, complete different kinds of assignments and not to make a mistake. But it if to tell about its functionality. And the thought of someone like voice assistant should look like? In the end, the smartphone version of Siri, the Assistant Alexa and Google are the external embodiment with the very deliberate, according to their creators, design. Typically, this separate window with a button activation assistant and the transcription of questions asked and responses received. But who ever said that assistant should look that way?
Google believes that a key characteristic of ideal voice assistant needs to be stealth. That is its interface should not block the entire screen of the smartphone, bringing it is unclear why the history of previous dialogues. Therefore, the developers of the search giant decided to make the fulfillment of Google Assistant is more compact so it takes up less space and not too distract the user an abundance of visual elements. But if before this design was available only to owners of Google Pixel 4, but now it was decided to release for everyone.
Compact mode Google Assistant
Despite the fact that Google itself does not mention a new design in any way, online its dubbed compact. This name was born by itself, because the developers refused from the large window with a transcription of all previous questions and answers. Now when you say a trigger phrase “OK, Google” at the bottom of the screen will appear a rosy glow of corporate colors search giant, and after asking a request, it will be a small card, which you can see only the last phrase spoken by the user or by an assistant.
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Compact design Assistant Google translate to communicate with helper to another plane. If the screen does not display any information or withdraw, but extremely little, the user has lost the reason to look at him. Only in this way can achieve the full experience of using the voice assistant, to communicate with who only vote and do not need other aspects like large display and straskrabova appeals. Sometimes the need to look at the screen all the same remains, for example, to view the answers to the questions that require visualization.
How to access hidden functions of Google Assistant
Fullscreen Google Assistant with the ability to reread the dialogue and do additional manipulation will not go away. It is still available by swiping up, opening the access to all the questions and answers, and additional tools like Google Lens, non-verbal mode when the questions are asked in writing, profile settings and auxiliary information, such as reports on weather, traffic and the list of upcoming cases. But in this case, the window takes the whole screen, only about three quarters.
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In order to access the compact design of the Google Assistant, you do not need any action. All necessary changes are applied on the Google servers, and take effect automatically. Therefore, if the update has not reached you, all you have to do is just wait. The fact that the search giant normally distributes such kind of updates very slowly, often delaying the process for a week, two or even three, collecting data about possible errors and omissions, to be able to have time to correct them.