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50 useful Google Now commands that will make life easier

Google Now (alternatively known as "Ok Google") has improved a lot since its launch 3 years ago. an intelligent personal assistant for smartphones (also works on the Web and on Android) that not only helps you search on Google, but also helps you perform certain functions on your mobile device, such as setting an alarm, sending an e-mail, calling someone, etc. Not only does the wide range of controls that make it the best, but the accuracy with which it works without any problem really makes it an extraordinary innovation.

In this article, we've created a list of 50 useful (and newer) Google Now commands that will help users get the most out of them.

Your questions as commands "Ok Google"

1. Okay Google, 'What's 20% of 80?'

2. Okay Google, 'What time is it in India?'

3. Okay Google, 'What's the height of Mount Everest?'

4. Okay Google, "Define ambidextrous".

5. Okay Google, "Show me the images of India Gate"

You can ask any questions you want. It is up to you what you want to ask. Google Now will be useful for these search queries because you don't have to type anything.

Command programming

6. Set alarm

Okay Google, 'Set an alarm for 6 AM'

7. Set reminders

Okay Google, 'Remember to visit my friend Kapil in the evening.'

8. Set timer

Okay Google, 'Set a timer for 1 minute.'

9. Create an event

OK Google, "Set Event". or alternatively you can say this: Okay Google, "Dinner with Kapil, tomorrow, 9 PM"

Calculation and conversion commands


10. OK Google, "Convert USD to INR" or "Convert 100 USD to INR"

11. Okay Google, "Convert pounds to KG" or "Convert 175 pounds to KG"

can convert almost all data from one drive to another. For example, you can convert from Centigrade to Fahrenheit, miles to kilometers, etc.


12. Okay Google, "20% of 175"

13. Okay Google, "Multiply 300 by 65"

Or you can also perform complicated math calculations like Okay Google, 'Square root of 656'


14. Okay Google, "Rice vs. Wheat"

This will compare the nutritional value of both articles.

Weather controls

15. Ok, Google, "Temperature in New Delhi" or Okay Google, "Temperature in New York"

16. Check if there is any expectation of rain in the city by asking this: Okay Google, 'Do I need an umbrella today?'

17. Okay Google, "Humidity in New Delhi"

Communication commands

18. Dial a phone number

Okay Google, "Call Kapil Jindal"

19. Call your relatives

Okay Google, 'Call Brother'

Ask Google to call your brother and ask who your brother is. Tell him the name you saved your brother's contact to on your phone. Google will remember this information. And when you say "call brother" next time, call your brother without asking.

20. Send a text message

Okay Google, 'Send a message to Kapil Jindal'

You can narrate the message to Google and type for yourself. Just say yes, when he asks you to send the message.

21. Send an email

Okay Google, "Send an email"

Google will ask who you want to send the email to, just say the person's name, dictate the content of the email and the game.

While dictating the message, you can add question marks, commas, firm points, etc. To never compromise on grammar. Here's how to do it.

'How are you question mark I hope we can meet today full time'

22. Find emails

OK Google, "Show me my email from Kapil Jindal"

This will retrieve all the email conversation between you and the person you named in the query.

23. Send a chat message via Hangouts

OK Google, "Send chat message"

This command will send a message to your Hangout contacts.

24. Post a Tweet

Okay Google, "Post on Twitter Beloved last episode of season 2 of Silicon Valley"

This command will help you tweet your mind without having to type anything.

You can also use the same command to publish something on your Google Plus account (if you still use it).

Control your device (smartphone or wearable device such as Smartwatch)

25. Enable / disable WiFi (or Bluetooth, GPS, Hotspot)

Okay Google, "Enable WiFi"

26. Turning on / off the flash light

OK Google, "Turn on Flash Light"

27. Open Camera

OK Google, "Take a photo" or OK Google, "Take a selfie"

28. Record video

Okay Google, "Make a video"

29. Launch any app

Ok, Google, "Open Instagram" or Ok Google, "Start Facebook"

You can open any app using this command.

30. Open any website in the browser

Okay Google, "open the site"

If you want to open a website in a browser, just dictate the name of the website.

31. Play music

Okay Google, "Play Music".

This will open the music player and start playing any random song.

32. Adjust the volume

OK Google, "Adjust the volume" or OK Google, "increase the volume"

This command opens the volume settings for media, ringtone, alarm, etc. In the same way, possible adjust the screen brightness .

Navigation controls

33. Find the nearest place

Okay Google, "What's the closest restaurant" or Okay Google, "What's the closest post office"

34. Distance between two places

Okay Google, 'Distance from New Delhi to Jaipur'

35. Navigation direction from home to office

Okay Google, "Home to Office"

For this command to work properly, we will have to set "home" and "work place" in Google Cards-> Customize-> Places.

36. Get directions to home from anywhere

Okay Google, 'How do I get home'

This command will give you the instructions to reach your home from wherever you are.

37. Get flight status

OK Google, "What is the status of the delta flight 426"

38. Get details about the movies that are played in nearby cinemas

Okay Google, "Jurassic World"

Just type in the name of the movie and Google takes you to the nearest cinemas / multiplexes where the movie being played along with show times.

39. Find attractions near you

Okay Google, "What are the attractions in New Delhi"

This command prelever beautiful tourist destinations to visit in a particular city.


40. Capture new music

Okay Google, 'Shazam this song'.

This command will open Shazam, the app will listen to the lyrics and find the exact song corresponding to the lyrics.

Note: you need to make sure that the Shazam app is installed on your device.

41. Get your favorite radio

Okay Google, 'Listen npr'

This command will open the npr app and you can listen to the news without having to manually open the app.

Note: npr one must be installed on the device for it to work properly.

42. Know the release date of the films

Okay Google, "Everest release date"

43. Find out more about your favorite celebrities

Ok, Google, "Adam Levine age", or Okay Google, "Amitabh bachchan movies", etc.

Google Now Easter Eggs

44. Tilt the screen slightly to the right

Okay Google, 'Tilt'

45. Make a barrel.

Okay Google, "Make a barrel"

This will rotate the page 360 ??degrees. funny.

46. ??Make me a sandwich

Okay Google, "Make me a sandwich"

Various commands

47. Translate from language to another

Ok Google, 'How to say Good night in Chinese' or Okay Google, 'How to say I love you in French'

These commands will return the translated version of the sentences. Very useful, isn't it?

48. Search for documents on Google Drive

OK Google, "search for document_name on Drive"

This will perform a search query within Drive and get back to you with the requested results.

49. Start your Lincoln car with Google Now

Okay Google, 'start my Lincoln MKZ'

This will magically start the car engine without having to physically touch the car. Incredible isn't it?

Note: the MyLincoln Mobile app must be installed on the phone to make sure this command works properly.

50. Control your Nest device with Google Now

Okay Google, 'Set the temperature to 33 degrees'

51. Your orders on Instacart

Okay Google, "show me my order on Instacart"

If you ordered your food through Instacart, then this command can tell you when your food will arrive.

Note: make sure that the Instacart app is installed on your phone.

New (upcoming)

Now tap

This feature was unveiled by Google in the recent 2015 I / O keynote. Not just a voice search command. something extraordinarily extraordinary. a technology that helps you access the Google Now voice search functionality without having to exit the app you are currently using. Not only that, it also takes Google Now's personal assistance capability to a whole new level.

'Now on Tap' will be available in Android M. To access this function, all you have to do is 'long press' the Home button and it will be activated.

For example, you receive an email from your friend about lunch at a particular restaurant nearby and you are curious about how good the restaurant is. All you have to do is touch and hold the Home button and Google Now will give you the restaurant ratings (other information needed).

Hope you learned some useful Google Now commands. If you think you've lost any command, feel free to let us know in the comments.