Google Now is giving users helpful suggestions on how to use voice search

In case you use the Google Now launcher, take a closer look at the search bar on the homescreen. It usually says, “OK Google” in faint print next to the microphone, reminding you that voice search with the “OK Google” prompt is a feature that’s available to you, if you need it.

But lately, Google has been giving users (including me) some helpful hints. Here are some of the ones I’ve seen:

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“OK Google… Open Gmail”

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“OK Google… Set a timer”

And my personal favorite:

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“OK Google… Define love”

I’ve also seen: “OK Google… cat videos”

What has Google Now been suggesting for you? Do you have any gems to share?

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John Freml

John Freml is the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others. Google+ | Twitter | More posts by John | Subscribe to John's posts