In the future, Google Assistant can read incoming messages on Android phones, Google announced on Monday. This is the Dutch version of the Assistant.
After activating the voice assistant, Android owners can say "Read my apps". The incoming messages from message apps are then read out.
The function works with messages that arrive on WhatsApp, Telegram and Facebook Messenger, among other things. Text messages are also read out. The reading service is useful, for example, if the user does not have their hands free, such as while driving.
After reading it out, it is possible to immediately dictate a (short) answer to be sent back to the sender of the message. These messages can contain a maximum of 350 characters.