Google Assistant without saying “Hey, Google” first: this is how the new quick phrases are activated

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One of the latest functions of Google Assistant in Spanish is now available for some mobiles: with quick phrases you can use the assistant without first saying “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google”. We explain what these quick phrases are and how they can be configured.

To start a voice assistant, the usual thing is to use, precisely, the voice, although there is always the possibility of using from buttons (such as the power button) to gestures (that of dragging from the lower corner of the screen). But what if you could converse with Google Assistant directly using your voice and without having to say “Ok Google” first? Well it’s starting to be possiblestill in a limited way.

With Quick Phrases, you don’t have to say “Ok, Google.”

Google Assistant Quick Phrases

Quick phrases on the Google Pixel 6

Google’s voice assistant offered an option in English that has ended up also landing in Spanish: quick phrases. With them the interaction with Assistant is facilitated since it is not necessary to give the summoning order first; either “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google”.

These quick phrases constitute interactions after a specific action. At the moment there are only two available: give a command after an alarm (or timer) and while receiving an incoming call. Since the phone is activated by both actions (alarm/timer and call), Google Assistant listens to respond without the need for the summon command (“Ok Google”).

Assistant quick phrases are already available in Spanish, but only for Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro. As they are a novelty, the company releases them first on its devices, but will end up reaching the rest of Android (and smart speakers). To check if they appear, the following process must be carried out:

  • Go to your Android settings and enter “Google”.
  • Go to “Google App Settings.”
  • Click on “Search, Assistant and Voice”.
  • Click on “Google Assistant”.
  • Scroll down to the “Quick Phrases” option. In the event that it does not appear, you will have no choice but to wait.
  • To activate the options, all you have to do is select them: you will already have them active.
Google Assistant Quick Phrases

Once the quick phrases of Google Assistant are active you can answer a call by just saying “Answer” or “Answer”; and “Stop” or “Snooze” in the event that the alarm or a scheduled timer is sounding. They are only two actions, but surely Google is in the process of adding more in order to make the use of its assistant more comfortable.