Google Assistant shortcuts are useful tools to quickly control popular apps like WhatsApp, YouTube, and Instagram with a voice command. Shortcuts work with English voice commands and we explain how to set them.
Google Assistant shortcuts
The Google Assistant shortcuts were gone for a while, but luckily they’re back. Unfortunately, they only work at the moment if your Android is set to English language. With the Google Assistant shortcuts, you can perform an action for an application in combination with the “Hey Google” voice command. For example, you can add “Hey Google, Create new video in TikTok” as a shortcut. If you want to perform multiple actions, you can use the Routines set to work.
You can find shortcuts for the Google Assistant on your Android by following the steps below.
- Open the Google app
- Tap “More” at the bottom right
- Tap “Settings”
- Tap “Google Assistant”
- Swipe down to open “Shortcuts”
In the “Explore” tab you will find a personalized overview of the shortcuts. From here you can add them to control apps like Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, Google Maps, and Gmail with your voice. For Instagram, you can, for example, choose a new post, view my profile, and view the feed. For Maps, you can choose from my addresses, share your location, and view the timeline.
On the second tab, you will then see the shortcuts you added. Here you can also set the shortcuts. For example, you can shorten a voice command from “Hey Google, Create a new video in TikTok” to “Hey Google, New TikTok video”. You can also delete shortcuts in this tab. With these shortcuts, you can easily start an action in an app with your self-dialed voice command.
Google Assistant is a smart help from Google that can be found on many Android devices and Chromebooks. You can ask the Google Assistant for smart lights in your home at a specific time On or off and routines as a shortcut on your home screen. Want to learn more about the Google Assistant? So check it out all articles on the Google Assistant.