Google’s new Voice Access app lets you use Android hands

Google introduces Voice Access for hands-free operation of your smartphone - GSMArena.com news

The voice access numbers that appear on every target disappear the second you touch the screen, but they return when you say "OK Google" or tap Voice Access's "Touch to start" persistent notification. Using the Voice Access app, users will be able to perform actions like navigate through apps, compose and edit text, talk to the Google Assistant, and recreate gestures using certain voice commands. For example, it will let you "click" buttons within apps, something you can't do using the "standard" Assistant.

Voice Access begins with the familiar command, "Okay Google", after which a user can issue a verbal "open" command to open up an app, and take it from there.

Accessibility Team, Google. The company's support page lists all available voice commands for Voice Access.

Voice Access is created to offer hands-free support on your Android, but so far only works in English. The company says it was created to help people with debilitating diseases like Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, but it should come in handy for folks who are multitasking or simply have their hands full.

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This means, the next time a user says OK Google on their phone, it will go into the Voice Access mode.

Notably, the app will prove helpful not only to those with any form of disability but also to those who are middle in activities like cooking and can not access their phone. Her feedback, as well as the feedback from other testers, helped in shaping a new product which will be known as "Voice Access".

The Voice Access which is an app you can now download and install from the Google Play Store turns makes your phone seamlessly respond to voice commands going so far as giving you complete hands-free control over even granular things like opening options within apps.

Voice Access also gives numbers to all clickable options, when it can not recognize all of them. Starting today, Voice Access is available globally with support for English commands, but additional language support will be available in the future. If one desires to edit the message, he/she can do so by using phrases like "replace tomorrow with Saturday" or "delete the line". You can select a text field, go to the home screen, scroll down the quick settings menu, hold the Home key for Google Assistant.

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