Google Home Continued Conversations

As promised at I/O, Google has made Assistant’s Continued Conversation available for US English speakers using a Home speaker. Enable it in your preferences and you don’t have to use “hey Google” or “OK Google” for follow-ups, even if you have multiple requests.

The approach works by leaving Assistant active for no more than eight seconds if it doesn’t hear speech. It’ll stay active as long as it believes that you’re talking, and will keep the LEDs lit on your Home speaker as long as it’s listening for your voice.

To enable Continued Conversation, you’ll have to

  1. Go to the Assistant Settings on at least one device
  2. Navigate to Preferences, then Continued Conversation

Once you’ve activated it, the feature will be available on all smart speakers set up under your account. Happy conversations with Google!

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