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Google Voice Typing is inserting punctuation automatically and it's so broken. Can I disable this? 2 Recommended Answers 1032 Replies 1446 Upvotes
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I think there's been a server-side change where Google is trying to guess where I would like periods and commas. Unfortunately, it's breaking up my sentences where it doesn't belong. Sometimes it's when speaking normally, or sometimes it's because I have to pause and think about how I'm going to word something or finish the sentence. I'm often sending a paragraph of information to someone about a project and I can't talk without a pause here and there.

Example: "So today I noticed for the first time that my dictation. Is breaking up. Words and making me type short sentences if I don't speak fast enough. Basically, it's trying to insert punctuation. Intelligently and it's not working at all."

If this is supposed to be a feature that is here to improve the dictation experience, then can it please be made optional? I guess I don't talk fast enough to keep it from breaking up sentences into 3 parts. And I like to be in control of punctuation. Please, please please let me know how I can disable this.
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Hi Joshua. There doesn't appear to be an answer to your question. Are you by any chance referring to Google Assistant?  If so, please see THIS thread. 

Being a touch typist I don't use text-to-speak but do test it occasionally in Google Docs. It's excellent for 'words' but punctuation is a no-no. Sometimes there will be a correct punctuation mark and sometimes the word, say comma, will appear in full. It's far too frustrating for me to use, therefore I don't. 

Regards, Penny
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I am having this exact same problem, and it only began within the last couple of days. It is a huge annoyance and I can't find any option to turn off auto-punctuation.
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I started noticing this today. It's extremely annoying and very inaccurate. I would much rather tell it when and where I would like punctuation.
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Exact same thing is happening with me on every application using the Android Google typing. Doesn't matter if it is a text message or if it is in a different app. If I pause too long, it will add up. And capitalize the next word. It also tries to guess and will put a? If it believes that is where it belongs just like it did. This also started for me this morning. I use Speech to text everyday because I am not able to use the tactile keyboard. I have also used different third-party apps like SwiftKey and Textra and have unchecked Auto punctuation and it still works. Even if I'm trying to search within Google. Something is very wrong. And this just happened.
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If this is the only issue you're having consider yourself lucky! Not only is this occurring but I have the constant issue of it's simply writing what if thinks best fits in the actual sentence not just mistaken for for the number 4, or the issue you have or what used to be the sole mistake words that sound similar being written now it right stuff even after it is clearly written what I say and it thinks best fits the sentence because the two words following one another happens more often! This is in Google's algorithms and unfortunately every damn application on Google Play obviously owned by Google and because Android is owned by Google runs on its underlying Voice to Text algorithms which are screwed I have remove predictive text, I have deleted my dictionary, I have removed Auto punctuation, I am remove word correction and word suggestion and then everything that you have suggested and it's still does the same crap on multiple devices Motorola, LG, and Samsung so this is what happens when you have a mega corporation that doesn't have to have direct communication with the individuals that are suffering the issue so instead of fixing it, they just pretend like it's some minor tweak you need to do to adjust it when it's their underlined algorithms that are the problem is did not used to occur the more complex you make any system the more prone it is to mess up and this is a prime example they need to stick with the, if it ain't broke don't fix it and if someone doesn't want a feature Don't force them to have it let them opt out and there's no way to opt out of this outside of buying a Apple device!
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