Google reportedly launched internal tests for a new feature, called Guacamole, to allow you without saying “Hey, Google,” to make your voice assistant use. It would allow Google guacamole assistant users to perform fast voice functions, such as answering calls or switching off alarms and timers, without having to tell words.
Google guacamole assistant feature appears under the main settings list in the Google app beta 12.5 for Android 11. You’d just let Guacamole say, without having to say first, “Stop,” “Snooze,” “Call Response,” “Decline Response.”
We have been tracking a feature called “Guacamole” for several weeks in the Google app. Now we report that “Guacamole” allows users to carry out time-sensitive assistant “fast tasks” without having to say “Hey Google” before they can respond to calls or mute alarms.
It seems that Google guacamole assistant has been designed for voice shortcuts and adds the ability, like answering calls and alarms, to skip the ordinary “Hey, Google” hotword for quick-task assistance. When you are alive, you must opt for this feature before you switch on and read certain terms and conditions. Sadly, we can’t toggle it, and the URL listed for additional Google guacamole assistant information is dead. For now, it’s only a sandwich-based functionality in the usual settings list.
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Google guacamole assistant work started in Google’s version 12.8 in early March. This capability has been highly secret and has been working hard to darken the true nature of the company. The descriptions were as follows:
“Things with Guacamole can be done quickly.”
“This is what the toggle of the Guacamole is about to do.”
Over the next weeks, development continued, and the settings page (h/t Android Police) went live today inadvertently. It only appears in the latest beta (12.5) Google app running Android 11 rather than the latest 12 Developer Preview.
This is listed under “Guacamole” in the main settings wizard. The complete menu provides the description below and the “Voice Shortcuts” tab is activated.
Save “Hey Google” for quick task assistance
We can now report that the “fast tasks,” alarms, timers and calls, are involved. You can cancel the alarm with “Stop” or “Snooze” just, while “Call request/decline” works for incoming calls. A call is not allowed. Of course, without first saying “Hey Google,” you could just say the order.
This is similar to how you can cancel Nest Hub alarms by simply saying “stop.” The capabilities of smart displays started in 2019.
Google now tests this feature with staff, which explains inadvertent today’s disclosure in settings. On the screenshot above links for an internal page, only Googlers should have accessed the Assistant menu.