Use Google Assistant for Android (Go edition)

You can find answers and get tasks done with Google Assistant Go.

Google Assistant Go works with entry-level devices and a variety of Internet speeds. The app comes pre-installed on Android (Go edition) devices.

Languages you can use

For now, Google Assistant Go is available in English, Hindi, Indonesian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish. More languages are coming soon.

Check if you have the latest app version

  1. On your phone, go to the Google Assistant Go page in the Play Store.
  2. Tap Update. If you see "Installed," you already have the latest version.

Start a conversation

  1. On your phone, either:
    • Touch and hold the Home button
    • Open Google Assistant Go Google Assistant Go
  2. Tap Speak Microphone.
  3. Ask a question or say a command.

What you can ask

Find local info

  • Weather: What’s the weather today?
  • Food: Show me pizza restaurants nearby.
  • Business hours: What time does Starbucks open?
  • Navigation: Navigate to San Francisco. How do I get to the nearest coffee shop?

Communicate

  • Calls: Call Sam. Call 650-000-0000.
  • SMS: Send an SMS. Text Mike.

Plan your day

  • Alarms: Set an alarm. Set an alarm for 7am.
  • Timers: Set a timer. Set a timer for 5 minutes.
  • Calendars: Add a calendar event.

Play media

  • Videos: Play Lady Gaga. Play a funny video on YouTube. Play Bruno Mars on Google Play Music.
  • Controls: Stop. Resume. Next. Previous.

Ask Google

  • Calculations: What’s 20% of 80?
  • Dictionary: What does "gregarious" mean?
  • Game updates: When is India’s next cricket match?
  • Search: Search for summer vacation ideas.
  • Translations: How do you say "Thank you" in French?
  • Image search: Find pictures of kittens.
  • Web answer: How do you remove wine stains from a rug?

Have fun

  • Entertainment: Tell me a joke. I’m bored.

For more ideas, ask your Assistant "What can you do?"

Delete your activity

Your Google Assistant stores your past activity to remember your interests and give more personalized responses. You can see or delete your past activity at any time.

Delete certain activity
  1. On your phone, open Google Assistant Go Google Assistant Go.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then My Activity.
  3. Find the activity you want to delete.
  4. At the top right, tap More More and then Delete.
Delete all activity
  1. On your phone, open Google Assistant Go Google Assistant Go.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then My Activity.
  3. At the top right of your screen, next to the search bar, tap More More and then Delete activity by.
  4. Under "Delete by date," select All time.
  5. Tap Delete.

More about Google Assistant Go

The Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) is different from the Google Assistant for standard Android phones. Since the app is made to use less storage and data, some features aren’t available such as a keyboard, reminders, controls for smart home devices, and games and services from other companies. Over time, more features will become available.

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