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Speaking to Google Home will now be more natural with Continued Conversation

Google Home owners will now be able to chat with Google Assistant without having to use the "Hey Google" command for follow-up requests.

Published onJune 21, 2018

  • Google is rolling out the previously announced Continued Conversation feature for Google Home speakers.
  • Google Home owners will be able to chat with Google Assistant without having to use the “Hey Google” command for follow-up requests.
  • This should allow for a more natural conversation with Google Home devices.

Google previously announced plans to add what it called Continued Conversation to Google Home speakers at the Google I/O conference in May. Today, the company announced that the ability to chat more naturally with Google Assistant is now beginning to roll out to all of its Google Home speaker models.

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This new feature will let users ask Google Home to perform follow-up tasks to an initial request without having to use the “Hey Google” or “OK Google” command first. You can turn on this feature now by going into the Google Assistant app, tapping on the Settings menu, selecting Preferences, then hitting the toggle for the Continued Conversation option.

While you will still have to start a new chat with the “Hey Google” or “OK Google” command with your Google Home device, any immediate requests after that will eliminate that need.

It will only be available for U.S. English users at first, and there’s no word on when it will expand to more Google Assistant speakers and devices.

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