Google is readying this long-awaited feature for millions of Android users

In last year’s Google IO developer’s conference, the search giant showcased speech transcription feature in Pixel smartphones. This feature found in the Gboard app is now getting an upgrade. The firm is now said to be working on ‘hands-free’ voice typing that is an enhanced version of speech to text and has a deeper Google Assistant integration, as reported by 9to5Google. 

When the new feature is rolled out, it will let you “Tap the mic to chat hands free.”. The microphone in Gboard app still stays on the right but will have a new interface. It will show a message stating “Speak now to type hands free” as per the report.

Three buttons will be visible at the top – Close, Delete and Send it. You can either tap these or just speak to get started. When you start talking, the Assistant light bar will be seen at the bottom and the graphic above (in the keyboard area) will provide feedback like ‘Continue speaking’. And the good part about it is that this should work in any app.


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