The Google Assistant is expected to receive a major upgrade that will allow you to save and store almost any information and easily find it later.
According to 9to5 GoogleThe advanced storage function is a combination of to-do list, scrapbook, reading list and digital archive that you can save everything for easy retrieval. It is reportedly already being tested on Google – although it is not yet known when it will be launched.
While the Google Assistant already has a memory function, it’s currently quite limited: you can verbally tell Assistant to remember things for you and then ask it to remind you later.
The new version sounds much more powerful. 9to5Google reports that it can save a wide variety of content including articles, books, contacts, events, flights, hotels, pictures, movies, music, notes, photos, places, playlists, products, recipes, reminders, restaurants, screenshots, shows , TV shows, videos and websites. “
The site has taken a selection of screenshots from the new save feature and gives a fascinating glimpse into the kind of things that will be possible.
Once you’ve saved something, it can appear alongside the existing snapshot feature in a new storage feed in the wizard. This is organized in reverse chronological order, even though Google has map entries for both “Older Memories” and “Today”.
And as with the recent changes to Google Photos, where a Extended role for the visual search function of the lensIn addition to the things you have saved, the memory also provides context-related content. For example, if you save flight information, you might see the flight status next to it, while you might see a list of movies with the trailer.
There’s also a new way to save things in memory: in addition to verbally asking the wizard, you can also use a home screen shortcut to make adding things that you’re looking at on the screen easier. Saved items can also be tagged to make them easier to find later.
We don’t know when Memory will start (assuming it actually passes Google’s internal testing), but it sounds like a great upgrade. We hope it will arrive soon.