Google Assistant Is Getting A STFU Mode

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Are you sick of Google Assistant being a chatty bish?

Now you'll be able to make it calm its farm by disabling its speech output.

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According to the Google Assistant Support Page, you can toggle off your Google Assistant's speech by following these steps:

  • On your Android device, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK Google" or "Hey Google."
  • In the bottom right, tap Explore & Your stuff.
  • In the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Assistant.
  • Under "Voice and speech," tap Speech Output.
  • Tap Hands-free only.

This will result in Google Assistant actioning your commands with its responses appearing on your phone screen, but it won't verbalise what it's doing.

Sadly this feature hadn't rolled out at the time of writing. According to Android Police it hasn't worked on any of the devices they trialled so far.

But the fact that the support page was updated with this new functionality in the last 24 hours indicates that it should be landing soon.

We have reached out to Google locally to sus out a release date.

[Android Police]

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