Have a conversation with the Google Assistant

You can have a conversation with your Pixel 4, speaker, or Smart Display without saying "Ok Google" before each question or command.

This feature doesn't work on Bose or Sonos speakers that have the Google Assistant.

Devices you can use

  • Pixel 4. Learn how to turn on Continued Conversation.
  • All Google Home devices
  • Speakers with the Google Assistant built-in
  • All Smart Displays
  • Smart Clocks

Turn Continued Conversation on or off

When Continued Conversation is on, it will work on all of your speakers and Smart Displays.

Important: This feature is only available in English.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Assistant and then Continued Conversation.
  3. Turn on or off Continued Conversation.

Have a conversation

  1. Say "Ok Google" and say a question or command.
  2. Listen to the answer.
  3. Say another question or command.

When Continued Conversation is on, the Google Assistant listens for follow-up questions for about 8 seconds.

You’ll know the Google Assistant is still listening if the lights on your speaker are moving or the white circle in the top left corner of your Smart Display screen is still visible.

To end the conversation, you can start talking to someone else, stop talking, or say a command like:

  • "Thanks"
  • "Thank you"
  • "Stop listening"
  • "I'm done"
  • "We're done"

Note: You can’t use Continued Conversation if you’re on a phone call or if an alarm is going off.

Who can participate in a conversation

After someone says "Ok Google" to start a conversation, anyone in the room can participate. One person can ask a question, then someone else can ask a follow up question.

Important: The Google Assistant will access the personal results of the person who starts the conversation if they have Voice Match set up, even if someone else asks a follow-up question. If someone else wants to see or hear their own personal results, like what’s next on their calendar, that person must start a new conversation.

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