Google Assistant now shows a 'visual overview' of your dayLast updated on Jul 23, 2018, 07:27 pm
Virtual assistants are already making our lives easier, and it seems like Google is pushing the frontiers even further.
Now, Google has announced that starting this week, its Assistant will provide a 'visual overview' of each day's tasks and plans when a user opens the app.
The overview feature will update itself throughout the day as time passes and tasks are completed.
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The new feature, however, will feast on your data
In order to provide a visual overview of your day, Google Assistant will pull and compile personal information (like home and work locations), appointments, reservations, scheduled meetings, scheduled travel plans, reminders for tasks, and much more. However, privacy concerns haven't been raised yet.
How you can access Assistant's 'visual overview' feature
Android users will be able to access the visual overview feature by tapping on the empty box icon at the top right corner of the Google app, while iOS users will be shown updates when they open the app itself.
Additionally, Assistant will also send notifications for upcoming tasks, events, and reminders, and will even inform you of delays in flights, trains etc.
What Assistant's visual overview interface looks like
As far as Assistant's visual overview interface is concerned, the app displays weather details, and commute details first.
As you scroll down, you'll find all your reminders, events, and tasks in chronological order.
Additionally, Assistant's visual overview feature offers other functionalities too like a 'Keep Track of Things' feature that shows (at least on my phone) stock market updates.
Google plans on adding more features to Assistant
If reports are to be believed, the visual overview feature is just one of the updates Google has envisioned for Assistant.
Upcoming features include integration of notes and lists from Google's own apps like Keep, as well as from third-party apps.
Google is also looking to add parking locations, and personalized suggestions for music and podcasts.
Now, all we have to do is wait.