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Google Adds “Take a Picture” and “Take a Video” Voice Actions to Search

Many Android fans have been waiting for Google to integrate more system options and controls into Voice Search. While turning off WiFi with your voice is still unsupported (we wish it was), a new update for the official Google Search app has us one step closer to full voice integration. Following the update, users now have the ability to take pictures and record videos just by talking to their phone.

To initiate the action in the Search app, all you have to say is “OK Google, take a picture,” or “OK Google, record a video,” and your camera app will automatically fire up. Still unsupported, however, is the ability to actually perform these tasks. Executing the “OK Google” command just launches the camera app, and user interaction is still required for the picture or video to be taken.

For those of you with camera apps supporting picture taking with a keyword such as “cheese,” you can now take a picture just by launching Google Search, saying the command, then stating the keyword. No hands required. Although, you may want to still hold your camera up to capture a good shot.

The update looks to be server-side, as it is working for us on version 3.3.11.1069658 already. Go try this feature out, and let us know how it goes.

Via: +Google

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