Google’s Android update brings offline live transcription and messaging features

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The search giant is also bringing photo-editing features to the Photos app on Android that were previously limited to Google One members or Pixel users.

The search giant is also bringing photo-editing features to the Photos app on Android that were previously limited to Google One members or Pixel users.

Google has announced a suite of updates for Android users including new messaging, offline live transcription, photo editing features, among others.

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Android device owners using the Messages app will benefit from new features such as Auto-Sort which will automatically organize their messages into Personal and Business tabs. The app will also be able to delete one-time password messages after one day. Additionally, Google has added in-app reminder features that will prompt users to reply to messages they may have missed and remind them to wish a friend on their birthday.

Additionally, Google has updated its Gboard app to work entirely on a user’s device to detect grammatical errors and offer suggestions as you type. And for Android users who use Live Transcribe, the company has updated it to offer an offline mode that will allow users to access the app even when Wi-Fi and data connectivity are not available. not available.

The search giant is also bringing photo-editing features to the Photos app on Android that were previously limited to Google One members or Pixel users. Portrait Blur, which can intelligently blur the background on people photos after shooting, will be available for more Android users. Additionally, they will also be able to use this effect on photos of more subjects, such as pets, food and plants, according to Google.

For Android users, it adds a new Screen Time widget that will provide insight into the three apps they use the most every day to help them understand their digital habits.

People who use Google TV will be able to see a new Highlights tab, offering a personalized feed of news and entertainment reviews based on the movies and shows they care about, Google said in a blog post.

The California-based company also announced a feature to help users in the United States pay for parking using just their voice through the Google Assistant and Google Pay apps.

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