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Technology Line messenger now works with Google Assistant on Android

06:10  18 march  2020
06:10  18 march  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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For now , the feature only works with one-to-one texts, so Google Assistant can't read your Line group chats aloud. And you can't ask Google Assistant to perform other tasks, like placing calls. Line plans to add more features in the future, but it's too soon to say what those will be or when they'll arrive.

Turn Google Assistant on or off. Let your voice open the Google Assistant . Instead, you can use the Google Assistant on your lock screen. Learn how to control what information you see and hear. On your Android phone or tablet running Android 5.0 and up, touch and hold the Home button or say

If you use Line's Android messaging app, you can now ask Google Assistant to send and read text messages. It's as simple as saying, "Hey Google, send a Line message to..." or "Hey Google, read my Line messages."

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Last year, we learned that Google was rolling out an option to read messages from non-Google apps, like WhatsApp, Slack and Telegram. We didn't know that the option would extend to Line. Line does have its own voice assistant, Clova, designed to compete with Google Assistant and power its AI speakers, but adding this Google Assistant capability will make it easier for Line's Android users to send and receive texts hands-free.

For now, the feature only works with one-to-one texts, so Google Assistant can't read your Line group chats aloud. And you can't ask Google Assistant to perform other tasks, like placing calls. Line plans to add more features in the future, but it's too soon to say what those will be or when they'll arrive. At the moment, Line's Android app works with Google Assistant in English and Japanese.

Google is rolling out a ‘Hey Google’ sensitivity feature for smart devices .
No, Google, I wasn’t talking to youAlthough the feature has not been widely released yet, Mishaal Rahman, editor-in-chief of XDA Developers, was able to access the feature by tinkering with the Google Home app’s code, he told The Verge.

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