Introducing the redesigned Google Assistant feed iOS
Over the past few weeks, Google has slowly released a redesigned “snapshot” feed to Assistant on Android devices, making the app’s updates pane more visible. As of today, it is also available on iOS.
You can check out the new experience by launching the Assistant and then clicking on the Inbox icon located near the bottom left of the interface. You will then see the redesigned feed, which organizes a variety of information with sequence cards
You can click on the cards to expand them and see additional information. Widening the weather widget, for example, will display five-day forecasts, with additional prompts to save you the hassle of asking the assistant with your voice. Meanwhile, expanded Calendar Reminder allows you to see the description of an upcoming event and attendance list. There is also a shortcut that takes you directly to the invitation on a calendar
The new experience also integrates with Google Podcasts. If you pause an episode, you can resume it directly from the top of the screen. At the bottom of the interface is the title “Other important things”, with which you can do things like quickly create a shopping list. The assistant will also highlight things you can do in the surrounding area using maps.
If you are not already a consistent auxiliary user, the new Snapshot interface may not change your mind about Google Assistant. But for those of us who are already dependent on artificial intelligence, the redesigned summary is a nice tool.