Google has gradually been bringing the Google Assistant to more devices across the globe and it has also added support for more languages. The company is adding a new feature today which is going to make it easier to speak to the assistant. Google has confirmed at IFA 2018 that it’s adding multilingual support which means that you will be able to talk to Assistant in multiple languages.
Google Assistant will now be able to understand and speak more than one language at a time. This will be useful for bilingual homes where family members often switch back and forth between languages. Assistant will now be able to keep up with them.
Users will be able to speak two languages interchangeably with Assistant on smart speakers and smartphones. Assistant will respond in the language that it’s spoken to. This is a first of its kind feature that’s only available on Google’s voice assistant. The company points out that this feature is the result of its multi-year effort to make conversations with Assistant feel more natural.
Google Assistant can understand any pair of languages within English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. It goes without saying, and the company confirms, that it’s going to expand this functionality to more languages in the coming months.