Google Assistant is great, but it is much more powerful than a voice-assisted search engine that can tell you the weather on demand. Assistant is also capable of remembering certain phrases you say and triggering selected actions every time you say them. This is possible thanks to a feature called Routines.
Here’s how you too can set up Google Assistant routines on your phone and automate basic tasks on the command of your voice.
Step 1: Navigate to the Routines settings page
You can get to the Routines settings page by first opening Google Assistant on your Android device and clicking on the three-dot menu on the bottom-right.
Here’s how to open the Google Assistant Routines settings page. (Express Photo)
On the ‘Tips for you’ page, click on your profile icon on the top-right. In the subsequent screen, scroll down until you see the Routines button. Click on it to enter the Routines settings page.
Step 2: Use one of the preset routines
You will see some basic preset routines here under the ‘Your routines’ section. These will be simple commands like “Good Morning”, “I’m Home” and “Commuting to work”.
Click on any of these commands and you will enter the actions page. Under the ‘Actions’ section that you will see now, you can add and re-arrange actions of your choice. Google Assistant will give you a range of actions to choose from when you click on the ‘+Add action’ button.
Here’s how you can…