Google is testing lockscreen texting for Google Assistant


Currently Google Assistant doesn’t offer users to send text straight by using Assistant voice commands from Android phone’s lockscreen without unlocking the screen because of security reasons. So, that someone cannot able to gain access to the phones unexpectedly. As per 9to5Google, Google may enable this lockscreen texting feature in future.

Presently, if you want to send out a text from the lock screen utilizing Google Assistant, an “Unlock to continue …” action appears on the screen and prompts you to enter your passcode.

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This week a server-side A/B test accompanying the recent Google app beta version 10.28 shows Assistant’s ‘send a text’ command working while the screen is locked. However, it does not seem to be rolled out widely. It actually sent the message to the recipient and Google Assistant provided the visual and verbal confirmation of it.

Google Asssitant lockscreen texting

As per 9to5Google, the Google Assistant lockscreen texting is completely operational on Google Pixel 3 smartphones which are running on Android 9 Pie. However the same smartphone running on Android Q and Pixel 2 XL hasn’t received the Google Assistant lockscreen testing feature. It’s uncertain whether the feature will roll out widely or not but it will make Google Assistant hands-free on phones.

Content Source: 9to5Google

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