Back in August, the command “Hello Google, show me my day” was added to quickly launch the assistant’s summary feed on Android. Google also has a preview of a number of other Assistant Snapshot features that come with “Get News” and a FAB with shortcuts that are now widely available.
“Get News” shows your “Top 5 Stories Right Now.” This card is expanded by default to display a carousel. Articles contain large cover images, headline, publication, and how many hours since it was published. Pressing – currently and mercifully – opens the page in a Chrome Custom tab rather than Google̵
Below the list of maps that can be ironed out are “Open News” – For You tab – and “Headlines.” If they are installed, open the Google News app for more information. As with other maps, you can disable “News Articles” in Google Assistant Snapshot settings under “Recommendations”. Compared to Google Discover, it offers a much shorter experience that is more tailored to consumption in snacks.
Meanwhile, the FAB, which was previously shown in late August, is now available. Appears in the lower right corner with a four-color plus sign and launches an “Add New” feed. Depending on connected services, most users only see “Reminder”.
This launches Google Assistant to fill in the details of what you want to be warned about. “Shopping Items” and “Note” are available to others who do not have a first or third-party service set and who just use Assistant for everything. These two topics provide a more integrated experience.
Assistant Snapshot FAB has appeared this week, while the Google News map is rolling out now.
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