A new app update contacts Google allows integration with the voice assistantalso from the technology company, in order to make a synchronization that helps the visualization of telephone numbers saved in either platforms.
Prior to this enhancement to the Assistant app, users had the ability to save information about your contacts such as birthdays, addresses, relationship with them, among others details; however, these data were not shown within the contact profile that is generated in the directory of Google in the app of contacts.
After installing the new version of the app Contacts, users will be able to see a pop-up indicating that the attendee’s data is in this apps.
“Now you can see information about the contacts you have added with the google assistant”, is indicated in the notification.
In the case of favorite contacts, these will appear at the top of the list of the directory regardless of the initial letter of their names.
Also, if you have configured one or more emergency contactsthese will be shown with the label “ICE” (In Case of Emergency).
How to set up emergency contacts on Android
As a security measure, all smartphones, whether they use the Android or iOS operating system, regardless of the manufacturer, have the possibility of establishing one or more emergency contacts for situations in which the user may be in danger and require assistance. from a trusted person.
In order to establish a contact as an emergency contact on an Android device, the steps that must be followed are:
– Enter the Settings menu and click on the option Security and emergencies.
– Within this section, you will see an option called Emergency Contacts in which you can search, by name, for the contacts in the phone book and choose as many as you want to be part of this group.
In addition, users will have the possibility to add an additional feature that can be of help in key situations, such as the activation of the emergency location service. With this function it will be possible to share the location to one of the emergency contacts when making a call or sending a message.
Depending on the availability of the countries, the emergency services may also receive the user’s location information.
New Google Assistant responses
The function of the Google Assistant has not only been limited to those of the operating system Androidbut also voice commands have been added that allow it to help users in situations of stress or vulnerability.
As part of their efforts to ensure the mental health of users, the developer team of this application has integrated special responses aimed at people who feel emotionally vulnerable. According to Maia MauHead of Marketing for Google Assistant for Latin Americausers also tell the Assistant that they feel lonely or sad.
While these words can cause information to be provided to users, other voice commands that are useful in stressful situations include:
– “Ok Google, give me a tip of breathing”
– “Ok Google, help me relax”
– “Ok Google, let’s breathe together”
– “Ok Google, let’s breathe”
– “Ok Google, play relaxing sounds”
– “Ok Google, help me relax”
– “Ok Google, let’s to meditate”