Google Assistant is getting a makeover on Android phones to help users get things done with ease and cut the process if interactions significantly. Google has increased the overall size of the visual content on the screen thus making it easier for users to view their informative cards at a glance and there are newer controls and sliders to set the right brightness and volume of connected devices.
The update will add touch interactive elements to replies so users will be able to have faster conversations with their voice assistant. So, for example, you can ask the Assistant to dim the lights in a room and it will display a slider allowing you to adjust the light intensity off of your assistant screen. Google Assistant also shows you a gallery of photos or direct you to an image search when you ask it to show a picture of something.
Another important addition is an Interactive messaging interface which lets users touch to edit a voice-dictated message that you just asked the Assistant. Overviews are much easier to access since all you need to do is swipe up on the default screen after opening the Assistant.
Developers will now be able to personalise their content on the Google Assistant. Examples for the same are larger images from recipes on The Feed Network, repeating GIFs from FitStar and Starbucks’ larger thumbnail of recommended items.
Google says that 50 percent of all the interaction on the Assistant take place with the use of voice and touch. The new design change is thus Google’s way of making its search assistant more easy to use through any means, be it voice, touch or a mix of both.