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Google Assistant prepares to add a “Memory” feature and earnings call alerts

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Google is always working on expanding the Google Assistant’s capabilities, and it routinely experiments with new features and skills for the virtual assistant. In October last year, we spotted strings related to one such feature called “Assitant Memory.” At the time, it wasn’t clear what this feature was supposed to do. But in the latest update for the Google app, we have found loads of new strings, resources, and layouts about this feature.

An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.


One of the strings describes the Assistant Memory as “an easy way to save and find your stuff.” It will essentially let you ask the Google Assistant to remember or save something important to you, and it will create a memory for it. But the new feature will have a much broader scope than the current note-taking and reminder functions offered by the Assistant.

Users will be able to save notes, reminders, photos, screenshots, links, and more and have them neatly organized under different labels. Saved stuff will get added to a memory list which will display everything in one place for easier access.

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What do you want to remember? Open Memory "I'll remember that!" Save Sorry, something went wrong. When saving a reminder, you’ll also be able to attach a screenshot or a photo for more context.

Add note Reminders now get saved to Assistant Memory "If you want to remove the attached screen content, tap the little 'X' button" Reminders now get saved with screen content to Assistant Memory Screen capture not enabled Open Settings Take photo The feature will let you trash Memories once they have fulfilled their purpose, and it will also give you an option to restore them from the trash folder.

"All items will be permanently deleted. This can't be undone." Cancel Empty Trash Empty Trash? Failed to empty trash. Please try again. Emptying Trash… Any Memories you delete will appear here When saving something, like a photo of a new place you’re visiting, you’ll have the option to store your location along with it so you can easily find it again on Google Maps.

Give Assistant permission to store your location when you save things, to make it easy to find them again. You can disable this at any time Allow Location Failed to enable location Location enabled Open Maps For faster access, users will also get the option to add an Assistant Memory shortcut on the home screen.

Add to Home screen Add a shortcut for faster access Make Memory just a tap away Shortcut image Add to Home screen No Thanks Add a shortcut for faster access Make your Memory just a tap away
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Assistant Memory is marked as a “dogfood feature,” meaning it’s currently being tested internally and requires a whitelisted Google account to be accessed.

Along with Assitant Memory, we have also found strings for another new feature that will notify users about earnings calls. These strings suggest that the Google App will alert you whenever a company whose ticker you follow on the stock market has a quarterly earnings call.

%1$s now %1$s in %2$s %1$s at %2$s Both Assitant Memory and Earings Call alerts are still in development and not accessible to the end-users. We’ll keep an eye out for any further developments, and we’ll let you know when they go live.

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The post Google Assistant prepares to add a “Memory” feature and earnings call alerts appeared first on xda-developers.

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