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‘Quick Phrases’ feature rolled out for Google Assistant
Google Assistant will soon be able to respond to certain phrases without requiring that users say the wake phrase “Hey, Google”.
‘Quick Phrases’ is now rolling out to a Google Pixel 3 XL that was running the Android 12 Beta. It’s not known whether Android 12 is a requirement for Quick Phrases. The feature needs to be activated from the Assistant settings. Once enabled, the Assistant will listen for certain phrases depending on the context. For example, if an alarm is going off, the Assistant will listen for whether the user says “Stop” or “Snooze” without requiring the user to say “Hey Google”. An incoming call can be answered by just saying “Answer” or rejected by saying “Decline”.