Hey there, Do you use google assistant in your day to day life, if yes then here is good news for you. Google’s a voice-based virtual assistant is not able to read out messages from third-party apps including WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram, etc. But according to a report published by Android Police, the Google Assistant will be able to read and even reply to messages from apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, Discord, GroupMe, and more soon.
Initially, when you ask Google Assistant to “read my messages” it was able to access the native SMS app or Google’s Hangouts app. When you ask the same thing now, Google Assistant will first ask you for granting permission to access your notifications. Following this, it will give you a disclaimer that once you enable this Google will be able to read all notifications including personal information such as contact names and the text of messages you get and hold.
Also, once it reads the message, it will ask you if you want to reply to it, which you can both type or dictate. For messages with an attachment, it will simply tell you that the “new message from [your contact’s name] contains pictures, video or audio, whichever is the case. Siri already has this ability to read out and reply third-party apps including WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram, Slack since 2016 for individual chats and Siri later got the same for WhatsApp Groups messages in 2018.
Freshly, it was announced by 9to5Google that Google is testing the ability to send a text message to contact without the need of unlocking your smartphone another feature available on Siri. The 9to5Google report states that this was spotted in a server-side A/B test. The report also involves screenshots, which show that the user was able to place the request for posting a text message to a contact, all completely when the handset wasn’t unlocked.