Google Assistant can now read WhatsApp, Telegram, and Slack messages out loud, and even reply to them.
To try this new feature, users have to activate Google Assistant on their Android phone, and say the command ‘read my messages’. This is very useful if you are cooking, driving or just have your hands full.
Easy to change settings required
I have just tried this and have had great fun around the office after the simple set up on my Notifications in my phone.
Read my messages
Once the text message is read out loud, the Assistant will ask you if you want to reply. You can then speak your message, and Assistant will convert it into text and send it to the group/individual. If there are several messages, Google Assistant will prompt you of all, until the list is over. Once all the messages are read out loud and replies are sent, Assistant will intimate the user that ‘this was the last one’.
In case of an audio, video, or an image, the Assistant will simply say that ‘the message contains an audio/video/ or a photo’, and won’t play the media for you.