Do you have Google Assistant installed on your smartphone?
Then you must be wondering why there are two voice search options available on your screen, one at the bottom and one coming down from the top! The former is the traditional voice search button of Google which the company has been using for years. The latter is surely the Google Assistant option to help you find what you are looking for through the voice search.
Now, you are confused which to use, especially when one doesn’t have all the functions of the other. Google Assistant covers every aspect that was in the domain of the traditional voice search button. So, this age-old method is now being phased out, now that it’s become quite redundant. Usually, this voice search was trigged on Google apps through the ‘OK Google’ option. There was also the microphone button to guide you to the option.
You could also use this button for sending texts or making calls on your Android smartphone. With the voice search being shown the door, Google Assistant will handle all these functions for you, in addition to several others. It can control smart home device, along with bringing third party apps into the picture to work in tandem with Google.
So, if you have Google Assistant on your Android smartphone, you will be able to make use of this new function. However, if you don’t have that option, you can continue to use the traditional voice search. There will be no problems for you if you have not activated Google Assistant on your smartphone.