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The best voice commands for Google Assistant

There are many things you can do on your phone avoiding typing on the screen. Google Assistant was born to be, just that, an assistant that will help us. After almost a year with us, it is important that you know what it can do for you, or at least some of the more interesting functions.

First of all, you can always take a quick look at the functions it has by asking it directly. After saying “OK Google” to wake him up, ask him what can you do? Then a list with main functions will appear. Here we leave a sample.

There is no exact recipe for asking Google Assistant what you want to get. Just try to be natural, as if you weren’t talking to a cell phone. This way you can do very useful things like the ones shown below.

Useful commands for everyday use

Set alarms and reminders

Adding an alarm is very simple. You can try saying “Add an alarm at 8 am” or also saying a more original phrase such as “wake me up tomorrow at 8 in the morning.” The same with the reminders, it will be enough to say “put a reminder”. You can directly detail what you want to be remembered and when, but if you don’t, the assistant will ask you.

Make calls and write messages

If you are walking down the street and you cannot stop to write or search for a contact, you can always ask Google Assistant. With telling him “Call mom”, in a few seconds the call will be communicating. But you can also ask him to ewrite a message on WhatsApp. All you have to do is say “Write a WhatsApp message to Mom.” If you only have one contact with a nickname, it will ask you what you want the message to be. If there are more contacts, it will first ask you which one you want to chat with.

Ask for information

Asking him about the weather, match results, curiosities, recipes … Basically everything that comes to mind. If she doesn’t have a concrete answer like with the weather forecast, she will Google it.

Translator

Translating a text with Google Translate is easy. But it is even more so by asking the Google assistant. Translate Hello to Chinese. And it will. Besides showing you how the word is spelled, it will also pronounce it for you. Easy peasy.

Screenshot of the Google Assistant translator function

Curious functions

In addition to making life a little easier by executing commands, the Google Assistant is also capable of entertaining us a bit. You can ask him for things like this.

Tell jokes and sing

Do you feel like laughing? Say “tell me a joke.” And you will see. Also try asking him to sing something for you. The result will be the one that appears in the image. The one on the left shows the phrase that the assistant sings for you.

Screenshots of Google Assistant's Tell a Joke and Sing feature

Give you a nickname

The assistant usually calls you by the name you have in your Google account, but you can ask him to call you something else, as a nickname. In this way you can make the relationship between you and the assistant more conversational.

Screenshot of Google Assistant's nickname change feature

Play music and series

You can ask him both to put a specific song or a musical genre, and to start playing the Netflix series. For music you can ask for songs from Spotify or Google Music, for example. You will only have to ask them directly.

Set routes on the map

If you are going to go out and need to know how to get anywhere, you can ask them. It will use Google Maps to orient you. You can also know the state of traffic, ask him for specific places or even ask him to help you locate yourself on the map (in case you are lost).

The possibilities offered by the Google Assistant are very wide and can be really useful on specific occasions. We invite you to explore and discover them all!