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Have a conversation with your speaker or display

With Continued Conversation, you can have a conversation with your Google Nest or Home speakers and displays without saying “Hey Google” before each question.

Note: Your Assistant language must be set to English. Use Android Google Search App (AGSA) 8.7 or later to access Continued Conversation within Assistant Settings on an Android device.

Turn on Continued Conversation

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2.  Tap Settings  and then  Google Assistant and then Manage all Assistant settings and then Continued Conversation .
  3. Turn on Continued Conversation.

Tip: When you turn on Continued Conversation, it's on for all your speakers and displays. 
To check which devices this setting applies to:

  •  Tap Settings  and then  Google Assistant and then Manage all Assistant settings and then Continued Conversation .

How it works

Say “Hey Google” and ask your question or give a command. When the Assistant responds, it listens for about 8 seconds for your follow-up questions.  Assistant is listening if the lights on your speaker are moving or the white circle in the top left corner of your display screen is visible.

Example: Say “Hey Google, what’s the weather like today?” After your Assistant shares today’s weather, you can ask “And what about tomorrow?” and get the forecast.

End the conversation

If you’re done with your conversation with your Assistant, you can stop to talk or start to talk to someone else. Your Assistant will know your conversation is over and the microphone will close.

You can also immediately end the conversation when you say any of the following commands:

  • "Thank you"
  • "Thanks, Google"
  • "I'm done"

Features you can’t use with Continued Conversation

You can’t have a conversation with your Assistant:

  • During a phone call
  • When alarms or timers are going off

Frequently asked questions

When does the microphone reopen?

The mic is open  if the lights on your speaker are moving or the white circle in the top left corner of your display screen is visible.

To know when the mic is on or off, you can choose to get a sound after saying “Hey Google.” These sounds also work with Continued Conversation.

How do I know if the microphone is reopened?

When the mic is open, the lights on the top of your speaker or display will light up.

You can choose to get a sound after saying “Hey Google” to know when the mic is opened and closed. These sounds also work when Continued Conversation opens and closes the mic.

Can more than one person participate in a conversation?

When someone says “Hey Google” to wake up your speaker or display, anyone in the room can participate in the conversation. One person can ask a question, while someone else can ask the follow-up.

Tip: Google Assistant will access the information of the person who starts the conversation. If someone else wants to ask about their own personal information, such as what’s next on their calendar, they will need to start a new conversation.

Is Continued Conversation supported on all devices?

Some third-party devices don't support this feature.

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