An APK teardown performed by 9to5Google Details of a new feature in the Google Assistant. This feature is called “Storage” and allows you to save any content in a dedicated feed that can be viewed later. Google describes it as “an easy and quick way to save and find everything in one place”. The feature was activated from a build that contained some of the feature’s assets.
Memory can save things with a verbal assistant command and it will be smart what to save based on contextual cues. The memory can store: articles, books, contacts, events, flights, hotels, pictures, movies, music, notes, photos, places, playlists, products, recipes, reminders, restaurants, screenshots, shows, TV shows, videos and websites .
A new storage feed is added along with the current snapshot feed. In this feed, “Today” and “Older Reminders” appear as card entries. There are cards made specifically for Google Docs, Slides, Forms, Websites, Jamboard and Drive files. The cards show relevant actions for things you save. For example, when you save a recipe, you might see a Cook Time action or a Track Shipment button for a recently placed order.
Google Assistant reminders are stored in the Assistant Memory. You can browse the storage and tap on categories like “Important” or “Read Later”. The screenshots show that the new Assistant Memory interface has only three buttons on the bottom row: Snapshot, Assistant Voice Command, and Memory. The Google app currently has a Collections tab that may be replaced by Storage.
In the current version, Google is testing this function internally with its employees, so that it has not yet been announced or publicly recognized by Google. There’s no sure-fire rollout date for the feature if it ever becomes available to all Google Assistant users.