You can dictate WhatsApp, Viber messages via Google Now

You can dictate WhatsApp, Viber messages via Google Now

Google has launched a new feature that will let you dictate and send messages through third-party apps through Google Now on Android phones.

While Google’s app has previously let you dictate and send texts, messages to send through Hangouts as well as emails.

This is the first time the search-giant is opening up the voice messaging feature to third-party apps.

«Just say, ‘OK Google, send a WhatsApp message to Joe,’ after which you’ll get a prompt asking you to dictate your message,» Google said in a blog post. You can also just add in the message without having to wait for a prompt.

Third-party happy

The new feature works with WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Telegram and NextPlus, though you’ll need to make sure you have the latest version of these apps.

Currently, though the feature is available around the world, it only works if you speak the message in English, but Google says it is working on including more languages.

Google is also planning on adding support for more third-party apps in the future.

  • This isn’t the only new feature added to Google Now