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Google Assistant adds deep integration for some third-party apps

Voice commands for Google Assistant are about to get smarter, as the Mountain View firm is adding the ability to directly interact with third-party Android apps, which means users can now search apps and even use voice commands for popular tasks. The integration will let users ask for news on Twitter, send messages, browse their shopping cart, and more. Here are some of the things that you can say to Assistant:

While the feature isn't available for every single Android just yet, Google said that Assistant will work with the top 30 apps on the Play Store for now, and support for more apps will come soon.

The feature is rolling out today on all Assistant-supported Android devices and works with apps like Twitter, Snapchat, Discord, MyFitnessPal, Nike Run Club, and more. To see a list of commands that you can use, say "Hey Google, show my shortcuts." You can also set up personalized shortcuts on this page.

This capability helps Assistant be a much more powerful digital helper, as users will be able to interact with third-party apps when their hands are full or they don't want to touch their phone. Additionally, this feature could provide accessibility to people with visual impairments.

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