WhatsApp allows you to make video and audio calls through Google Assistant. The function, which is currently only available in English, enables Android users to call their contacts saved on WhatsApp using the voice command.
To use the new feature, your device's primary language must be set to English. Below, check out the walkthrough to set up Google Assistant on your phone and use it to make WhatsApp calls.
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How to set up Google Assistant
Step 1. In the settings of your device, click "System" and then "Languages ??and input". There you should select "English (United States)" as the primary language of your mobile phone. Remember that this leaves the entire interface of the device in English;
I need to set my mobile language to English Photo: Playback / Maria Paula Jaccoud
Step 2. Go back to the home page and say "Hey Google". The voice assistant will immediately open on your device so you can configure it. Just click "More" and then "I agree" and you'll be redirected to a step where you should teach Google Assistant to recognize your voice;
You must give the initial command "Hey Google" to set up Google Assistant Photo: Playback / Maria Paula Jaccoud
Step 3. When you get to this screen you should say twice "Ok Google" and twice "Hey Google". When you're done, Google Assistant will be set up and you can use it via voice command.
To complete setup, you should double-talk the initial Google Assistant commands Photo: Playback / Maria Paula Jaccoud
How to make calls on WhatsApp
Step 1. To make a video call on WhatsApp with Google Assistant, just say the command "Hey Google, call (contact) using WhatsApp video". You must use the contact's name as it is saved on your mobile phone to make the call. If there is no more than one contact with the same name, there is no need to speak the last name. In case of duplication, the application will ask which of the numbers you want to call. If you try to call a non-existent contact, Google Assistant will not complete the call.
Using the command indicated, the video messenger will call the selected contact Photo: Reproduction / Maria Paula Jaccoud
Step 2. To make an audio call on WhatsApp using the Google Assistant, you must use the command "Hey Google, call (contact) using WhatsApp". The same binding rules given above apply here. That is, I need to correctly speak the name of the desired contact and specify in case of duplicity.
To make common calls through WhatsApp, the procedure is the same, excluding the word "video" from the command Photo: Playback / Maria Paula Jaccoud
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