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Make your Google Now work for you using these commands

Google Now has been one of the most popular voice enabled virtual assistant over the years. Google Now provides completely a new mobile experience and your work is completed in a very faster way. Google Now is one of the best features Google has ever invited. What is best thing Google Now is that If Google Now doesn’t get your spoken commands right, you can correct it by saying “No, I said...” and trying the phrase again. Google Now is nothing less than a personal assistant to you. Here is list about everything you can ask your Google Now to do and be ready for some of surprises as Google has added more and more features to Google Now over the years. Now we will see how actually Google Now works? The phrase used is

OK, Google
There are two ways to say a command.
·         With newer Android devices, just say "OK Google," followed by a question or task. For example, if I want to call my dad, I could  say "OK Google, Call dad.
·         Tap on the microphone button in the Google search bar, and skip the "OK, Google" portion of the conversation. If the search bar isn't on a home screen, swipe right from the primary home screen to see Google Now.
The basics
·         Open [app name]. Example: “Open Drive.”
·         Call [contact name]. Ex.: “Call mom.”
·         Email or Send email. Ex.: “Email Mom subject Hi message I’m sorry.” You can also add CC and BCC recipients.
·         Show me my calendar.
·         When’s my next meeting?
·         Post to LinkedIn.

·         When is [special event]. Ex.: “When is the next full moon?”
·         What is [phrase]? Ex.: “What is WWF?”
·         What’s the phone number of [business name]?
·         What’s the weather like? Alternative phrases such as “Do I need a Raincoat?” or “Is it going to be hot tomorrow?” will return weather forecasts.
·         Math calculations. Ex.: “What is 5.65 percent of 4,045?”
·         How do I [task]? Ex.: “How do I make an Old Fashioned cocktail?” or “How do I fix a hole in my wall?”

·         Take me to office.
·         Take me to home.
·         What’s the traffic like on the way to work?
·         Directions or Navigate to [address, name, business name, type of business, or other destination].
·         How do I get to [destination] by [walking, bike, bus, train, etc.]?
·         Where is the nearest [business type? Ex.: “Where is the nearest Subway?” or “Nearby petrol stations.”
·         Translate [phrase or word] to [language]. Ex.: “Translate where is the bathroom to French.”
·         Looking for [food type, restaurant name].
·         What time is it in [city]?
·         Is my flight on time? Assuming your flight information is in your Gmail account.
·         Show me my flight info. Again, assuming your flight information is in your Gmail account.
·         What does flight [airline and flight number] land/take off?
·         To learn more about your surroundings, you can ask things like “What is the name of this place?” or “Show me movies at this place” or “Who built this bridge?”

·         Sports updates. Ex.: “Who are the Broncos playing next?” or “Did the Nuggets win last night?”
·         Show me the trailer for [movie title].
·         Find out what song is playing. What is this song? or Who is this?
·         Listen to [type of music, playlist, song, artist, album]. Ex.: “Listen to workout playlist.”

Control phone and adjust settings
·         Take a selfie.
·         Take a picture.
·         Turn on my flashlight.
Random tips and tricks

  • Show me gift ideas for [holiday, special occasion].
  • Give me a love quote.
  • What does the fox say?
  • How many calories are in [insert food item]?
  • When will my package arrive? (This assumes a tracking number is found in your Gmail account.)
  • Do a barrel roll.


I am an enthusiastic person striving to gather as much information as possible to achieve higher heights and to share the information to all others to make them also reach the stars.
"People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do"
-Steve Jobs.

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