Shortcuts make a ‘Limited’ Comeback On Google Assistant

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Despite being one of the most preferred choices for several, Google Assistant is missing a number of the most recent options that area unit already being employed by its competitors. Also, these options are simply be extra to their combination. Yet, Google being Google, it did doing nothing to assist users with shortcuts, particularly for third-party apps.

Shortcuts Making a Comeback on Google Assistant

Google Assistant

The shortcuts that were once a vicinity of Google Assistant’s pop-up menu, were quietly scrapped. The action was taken in favour of ‘Routines’ though the 2 had been wide completely different. Now, these shortcuts area unit creating it to Google Assistant once more, however, it’s getting to be restricted.

Shortcuts in Siri and Bixby

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Siri, the Apple Assistant, and Bixby from Samsung larva enable users to line up customized shortcuts once employing a third-party app. This helps users save time, not like Google Assistant.

Strictly Limited Shortcuts Allowed in Latest Pixel Mobiles

Shortcuts in Google Assistant are still in its nascent stage and the feature will be restricted only to the latest Pixel mobiles by Google.


The shortcuts in Google Assistant will allow users to select an action from its predefined list that comes built-in with the app, but users won’t be able to create personalized shortcuts. Also, as of now, it doesn’t follow your command, but it only opens the app for the user. The user will then have to type to complete the command.

In the times when Siri and Bixby are already following orders and taking action for their users, it is quite disappointing to see Google Assistant lag behind.  We can only hope that Shortcuts will become a regular feature with Google Assistant and empower users to personalize it as per their requirements.

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