Google’s New App, Voice Access Saves You From Typing On Your PhoneOctober 8, 2018
Google is rolling out a new feature called Voice Access. This feature is an app which when integrated in your smartphone could help to control or navigate through other apps in your smartphone.
This app had been in Beta mode for a couple of years, but Google is making the Voice Access available on the Play Store. The app allows hands-free usage of your smartphone and is designed especially for physically challenged people who have a hard time to do simple stuff like take a picture or send a text, but is can still be downloadable by everyone.
The service enables you to navigate through apps, compose and edit text, and talk to Google Assistant for quick help.
The app offers a deeper integration with the OS. Among the commands available are instructions like “go back,” “show notifications” and “go home”.
You can also tell your device to turn on the WiFi or Bluetooth, adjust the volume, open an app or turn off. And when composing text, you can use Voice Access to type, replace, delete, select, cut, copy or paste words, letters and phrases. There’s also the option of formatting certain types of text like email addresses.
Voice Access also gives numbers to all clickable options, when it cannot recognize all of them. You can select a text field, go to the home screen, scroll down the quick settings menu, hold the Home key for Google Assistant.
You can find out more about how to get started with the app here.