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Google assistant is adding unwanted punctuation to text messages. 0 Recommended Answers 120 Replies 155 Upvotes
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Using voice to text, I try and send a text message such as "what would you like for dinner baby" but Assistant has started inserting unwanted punctuation, as in "what would you like for dinner, baby". In some cases it will add multiple incorrect punctuations. I was happy to ask for punctuation when required. Can auto punctuation be disabled somehow?
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I have a similar issue. I used to say. And it would insert a. No I say. And it seems to insert the word "period" after briefly showing a.
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This is driving me absolutely crazy. It puts punctuation right in the middle of random sentences for me. Super annoying. It's more of a hindrance than a help.
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Did you mean to reply to someone else maybe? The weird text punctuation comes through gboard's voice to text
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Dear Google, please allow us to shut off the auto punctuation feature in the Google Voice Assistant. It is annoying.
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Thank you Google for breaking everything.
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This is super annoying. I get capitalization in the middle of sentences, and it puts in periods when I take a breath to go on in a longer sentence.
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How do we disable punctuation feature?
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I have been researching this for hours and found out pretty definitively that at this time, you cannot disable the auto punctuation in voice text. Gotta say this is a big fail for Google. I've heard from nobody that likes this feature. And from my testing, it doesn't work. That last sentence alone is an example of the most frustrating glitch. It ends your sentence, and starts another with the word and. I'd think the first tenet of a grammar feature would be the biggest no no...starting a sentence with AND or BUT. Guess not. Come on, Google!
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Yeah, I just noticed that happening this morning. You can probably tell from the way this is typed. I didn't put any of this punctuation in here. It's ridiculous. I don't want this stuff on here anymore. How do we turn it off?
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This definitely works though we shouldn't have to do it to make it so.


The uninstall updates was not in the place stated but I found it clicking on the three dots after I was into the Google app.
Then I had to open the Google Play Store and click the three dots and tell it to not install any updates. Which means now I have to install the manually. What a pain. But I'm using voice to text right now and it's working great again.

Nancy
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