It hasn’t taken Google long to bring some great new features to Google Assistant. After announcing both new voices and customized routines yesterday at Google I/O, both are now live and available. You can find Routines in the Google Assistant App under Settings>Routines. There you will find a Floating Action Button (FAB) that will allow you to create a personalize routine for your Assistant.
The customization allows you to tell Google Assistant what to do when you give a particular command. There are a lot of pre-built command that can be setup with just a couple of taps.
Routines are something that Google added to Assistant earlier this year and allows it to complete a series of actions with one command. I personally am a big fan of the “Good Morning” routine as it turns on my desk lamp and gives me a news rundown along with the weather with the one command.
Right now it appears that the ability to create a custom routine is only on Android. I’ve looked on my iOS devices and it is not an option there – at least not yet. Hopefully that will come over the course of the next few days for iPhone users.
If you missed the keynote from I/O yesterday, Google Assistant was front-and-center throughout the keynote. There are a lot of great things coming to it over the course of 2018.