Microphone in Google search bar on Android no longer opens Assistant


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The microphone in the search bar on Android will no longer open the Google Assistant. Instead, it leads to Google search results. In addition, the company is removing many more features from its digital assistant.

It is unknown exactly when the functions will cease to exist, but users will be notified about this from January 26, Google reports . According to the search company, these are rarely used functions in the digital assistant. By removing them, Google can pay more attention to features that many customers use.

Posting on social media and making reservations via Google Assistant, among other things, will no longer be possible, the list shows . Assistant can also no longer provide information about contacts.

Operating a stopwatch on a smart speaker with or without a screen is also not possible. Timers remain possible. Using voice to send a message to a Google Family Group is also no longer possible.