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Tech & Science Samsung will shut down Bixby feature that bribed you to use it

11:35  28 june  2018
11:35  28 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Not only did no one want to use the assistant, but Samsung even recognized that it ’d have to bribe users to do so. The company announced this week that it ’s shutting down those gamification efforts — called My Bixby Level The feature rewarded users for playing with and learning how to use Bixby .

The Bixby button is also not mappable to another action; Samsung wants you to use it for Bixby , or not at all. How to disable Bixby Voice. Bixby is divided into two distinct categories: Bixby Voice and Bixby Home. Voice is the feature that lets you get stuff done by holding down the Bixby button for a

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Samsung’s Bixby assistant had a rough time of it. Not only did no one want to use the assistant, but Samsung even recognized that it’d have to bribe users to do so. The company announced this week that it’s shutting down those gamification efforts — called My Bixby Level — on August 10th. The feature rewarded users for playing with and learning how to use Bixby. They received new background color options and Samsung Pay points that could be cashed in for discounts or toward contest entries to win Samsung products. The background colors will still be available to use and might be made available to everyone; it’s unclear from Samsung’s messaging.

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Featured Devices. That should open Bixby settings where you ’ll want to scroll down and look for the “ Bixby key” option. You will still be able to use Bixby through voice or by pressing and holding the Bixby button to activate that same Bixby Voice portion.

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It used to be super easy to earn these points, like you’d receive them just from issuing some Bixby commands. But it was later made slightly more complicated, which likely means Samsung realized that lots of people were carrying out these simple tasks and raking in gift cards in return. Its bribery system worked! The company no longer needs to incentivize people to use its assistant. I’m happy for all you people who were truly dedicated to the gift card-earning game to the point that you were willing to use Bixby for extended periods of time. That’s true commitment.

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