Google added Siri Shortcuts for its search applications, Gmail, Drive and YouTube on iOS, the company announced on Thursday. Users can take action within the corresponding Google app via Siri by saying trigger phrases, such as "search with Google".
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More information about the announcement
- Siri shortcuts allow iOS applications to integrate their functionality with Siri voice assistant. This allows Siri to trigger an action in an application based on a voice phrase.
- Users can say "search in Drive" to access their Google Drive files, "search on YouTube" to search for a video, or "send email" to start an email with Gmail.
- Siri Shortcuts must first be configured by the user via the Shortcuts app before the key phrases trigger the desired actions.