If you read this title and thought we were kidding, well you’re wrong. Users of Google Now on Android devices already know how handy and useful it can be. We can issue voice commands to set alarms, reminders or send text messages through Hangouts.
Google has just extended that functionality to 3rd party IM apps. The first set to have this feature are: WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram and NextPlus. It will be subsequently spread to other IM apps. Now we may ask, How does this work? The answer is simple:
Start up your Google Now app and say “Ok Google”. Tell it, to send a WhatsApp message to any of your contacts. The app will then prompt you to dictate your message. That’s it.
This new feature demands that your Google Now and WhatsApp or other supported IM apps should be updated to the latest version. The feature is currently only available in English but will be duly updated to support other languages.