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Google Assistant now accepts typed and verbal cues

For those conversations you'd rather not have out loud.
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Google Assistant is becoming more conversational with better AI, but what happens when you want to ask a question that you'd rather not say out loud? Today, Google added the ability to type into Google Assistant, making it easier to converse with the AI helper -- even if you're in a loud (or extra quiet) environment. Even though the company says the new feature is available starting today, it doesn't appear to be live just yet. The ability to query Assistant with text has been part of Allo for a while, but this is the first time it's been enabled directly in Google Assistant, which is also now on your iPhone.

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