Google Assistant integrates new visual snapshot feature

BY LEAH WILLIAMS
Posted on AUG 07, 2019

In one simple view, Google Assistant users can now receive a highly innovative, visual notification on smartphone and iOS devices.

Google Inc. has announced the official launch of a new "visual snapshot" feature, which provides an overview of a user's day when the Google Assistant app is opened on a smartphone.

Today's premiere release of the snapshot tool produces users with proactive suggestions and personalized information to support advanced organization of tasks.
The new visual snapshot provides curated, helpful information based on the time of day, location, and recent interactions with the Assistant

Google's visual snapshot innovation is now available on Android and iOS devices in all languages supported by the Google Assistant.

"Travel times are front and center, so you know when to hit the road whether you're getting ready for work a lunch meeting, or heading home for the night," Google states in a blog post. " As you scroll down, you'll see your agenda, reminders, restaurant or movie reservations, your favorite stocks, upcoming bills, packages in transit, and suggestions for new Actions you should try".

Users may access the new experience by tapping on the new icon in the top right corner of the screen after activating Google Assistant. With an iOS device, personal updates will be shown as soon as the Google Assistant app is opened.

The Google Assistant can also send proactive notifications on a smartphone to remind users of important upcoming events. Users can get notifications for upcoming bills, packages, even an alert that a scheduled flight has been delayed.

The company states that it will remain committed to advancing additional tools for the new snapshot feature. "We'll continue to add more useful features to your snapshot over timefor example, an overview of your notes and lists from Google Keep, Any.do, Bring!, Todoist and others; a new discovery section to help you find activities nearby; reminders on where you parked; personalized recommendations for music and podcasts; and much more," Google reports