The Google Assistant “Quick Phrases” feature has been spotted on the Android 12 beta, allowing you to bypass the “Hey Google” trigger

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XDA Developers spotted Quick Phrases on a Pixel 3 XL running the latest Android 12 beta and Google App version The report says that Quick Phrases puts Google Assistant on standby whenever you receive an incoming phone call or an alarm/timer has gone off on your phone. With Quick Phrases, a user can just say ‘Answer’ or ‘Decline’ to pick up or reject a phone call without having to say the trigger words ‘Hey Google’. Similarly, users can say ‘Stop’ or ‘Snooze’ to silent an alarm or timer without the need to precede the voice command with ‘Hey Google’.

Some Google Pixel customers have begun to receive a new Google Assistant function known as ‘Quick Phrases.’ This feature allows users to utilise voice commands to instruct their phones to perform short operations without utilising the trigger ‘Hey Google.’ This Quick Phrases function must be activated in Settings before it can be used to silence alarms, answer calls, and do a few other tasks. Quick Phrases may also be used to do operations like as setting reminders, resetting timers, controlling volume, and skipping music.


  • Furthermore, the report says that the Quick Phrases feature was only spotted on the Pixel 3 XL and not on any other devices. It may be a feature coming with Android 12, but Google has made no announcements about it yet. For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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    Quick Phrases work only in a few scenarios, like for making family notes, control volume, and adding reminders. As mentioned, it needs to be enabled in Google Assistant settings and users can choose in which scenarios, Quick Phrases can be used. The report says that Google also warns that calls may connect unintentionally if you or someone else says “answer” when you aren’t ready to pick up the phone call. There’s also a chance the Assistant will mistakenly connect the call when it hears something that sounds like “answer.”