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Google Assistant gets GIF in responses and commands about Christmas | Productivity

Google has prepared a surprise for anyone asking Christmas questions for Google Assistant on iPhone (iOS) and Android phones. Who asks "Where's Santa Claus?" you will receive as an answer one of the two GIFs prepared especially for the date. In one of them, Bom Velhinho does physical exercises, in preparation for the delivery of gifts. In the other animation, who appears to Mame Noel during the assembly of the route of the houses that will be visited by her husband during the night. The novelty marks the debut of GIFs in Google Assistant responses.

It is worth remembering that the animated feature will remain after the festivities, one of the functions implemented since the design change announced by the company in October this year. The idea is to increase the number of visual content on the platform and improve the user experience. Previously, most responses were in text form.

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According to Google, the explanations will change on Christmas Eve and between 25 and 31 December, when there will also be changes in the animated illustrations. In addition to GIFs, the service already has special answers to other questions asked about the date, such as those listed below:

  • "Where's Santa Claus?"
  • "Merry Christmas"
  • "What are you going to give me for Christmas?"
  • "Do you know Santa Claus?"
  • "Tell me a Christmas joke"
  • "What's your favorite Christmas food?"
  • "What do you like most about Christmas?"
  • "Does Santa Claus exist?"
  • "Tell me a curiosity about Christmas"

Gifs are new to Google Assistant responses Photo: Reproduo / Taysa CoelhoGifs are new to Google Assistant responses Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Gifs are new to Google Assistant responses Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

In addition to this new feature, Google Assistant offers a number of functions that go beyond simple searches. The tool capable of performing calculations, converting measurement units and currencies, checking exchange rates and lottery results, sending messages on WhatsApp, finding photos, among other useful features on a daily basis.

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