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The Google Assistant update rewards you for being nice

The Google Assistant update rewards you for being nice

Google Assistant came out with new functions including ‘pretty please’ and updated lists

To please or not to please? According to Google Assistant, the answer is “Yes, please.” Google Assistant received an update today that will reward users when they’re polite, so if users say “please” and “thank you” along with their requests, the Assistant will reply with “delightful responses.” 

Photo courtesy of  Google

Photo courtesy of Google

For example, if you say “Hey Google, please set a timer for 5 minutes” the Assistant will reply: “Thanks for asking so nicely. Alright, 5 minutes. Starting now.” This feature will help parents to reinforce good manners to their children (and will likely be good for adults, too). 

In addition to the “Pretty Please” feature, Google Assistant also received an upgraded talkback feature for integration between all Google devices in the household. The feature also will improve Google’s ability to make and keep lists. Users will be able to say something like, “Hey Google what’s on my to-do list?” Or, “Hey Google, create a list” and the Assistant will be able to put the lists together. 

Along with these updates, Google released a holiday feature that will allow users to “Call Santa.” ‘Call Santa” is an interactive game that features Santa Clause who is rehearsing for a musical concert, but only knows one song. The user will be able to help Santa prepare for the show. 

Photo courtesy of  Chrome Unboxed

Photo courtesy of Chrome Unboxed

These all sound like a lot of fun updates for the Google Assistant - what do you think about all of them? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more Google Assistant news and other entertaining reads. 

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