Google Assistant on Android Gets Covid19 Alert Feature


Coronavirus has made the entire world locked down and in this crucial time, Internet-based services come to rescue the people who are not aware of this virus and how it can spread to hundreds of people in just one day. To help people stay up to date with Covid19 information, the Search Engine giant, Google has added a new feature to its virtual assistant.

Google Assistant is now updated with a new Coronavirus Alert feature. The new Snapshot feed gain with Covid-19 Alert card added to the main screen of Google Assistant for Android. This is a red-colored card which can be seen on the front page of the Google Assistant’s window.

When you tap on to the “Get the latest information” message, you will be served with a number of different options or we can say suggestions from which you can easily pick the suitable one. The following suggestions will be presented on your screen by Google assistant when you select the Get the Latest Information option.

  • About Alert
  • News: Carousel of the latest stories
  • Symptoms: Knowledge Panel from Search
  • Work from home tips: Search query
  • Set a reminder to wash hands: Built-in reminder
  • Help me wash my hands

All these suggestions will be there on your screen. Starting from the beginning to extreme conditions, you will get all the information about this Virus. You can also get the information about knowing the different symptoms of it and how you can prevent yourself from getting infected.

If you are using the Google Assistant regularly, then you might be aware of the Card’s section which is there for the calendar event for that particular user. But from last week, the Card has been allotted to make the people aware of this newly discovered Pandemic i.e. Coronavirus.

It is better for each one of us to stay ourselves updated with the latest information released by WHO. If we have the right information and knowledge, we can keep ourselves safe from getting infected and from spreading this virus to more people.

You can also disable this card if you don’t want to see it by simply Don’t show this card option from the same window.

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