Google introduces visual snapshot, Google Now cards accessible from Assistant

Google introduces visual snapshot, Google Now cards accessible from Assistant

When you open the app now, you will see travel times which will be based on your appointments, location, and traffic - all standard elements that Assistant users have come to expect. It's not a radical departure for Google, especially if you're used to receiving "leave now" notifications and similar alerts, but the consolidation could prove supremely helpful for those days where the sheer number of tasks proves overwhelming. In a glimpse, you can see timely information related to your commute, upcoming events, recent online purchases, and much more.

To access the new feature, users can tap on a new inbox-like icon in the top right corner of the Google Assistant app.

Back before Google Assistant began usurping some of the most major features of Google Now, Google Now was the do-everything smart part of Android. Initially launched as a search feature that also allowed you to do things like make quick phone calls, send text messages, set reminders and more, the new features provide curated information based on the time of day, location and your recent interactions with the Assistant.

These "snapshots" of your day will also be integrated with notes and lists you jot down on Google Keep,, Bring!, Todoist and other third-party apps.

Google introduces visual snapshot, Google Now cards accessible from Assistant
Google introduces visual snapshot, Google Now cards accessible from Assistant

When Google Assistant was first announced, there was a clear division between Google Now and Google Assistant functions.

That will open a new window, where they can start scrolling through their personalized 'visual snapshot'.

For example, if you ask Google Assistant what the weather is, you don't have to use the wake word if you want to know if it will rain after she replies. The search giant will also integrate parking locations to Assistant, so you can remember where you parked your auto, and will also add personalized recommendations for music and podcasts.

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