In 2014, Google enabled voice-free, hands-free forever in the desktop version of the company’s popular web browser Chrome. However, Google removed the feature in 2015 due to its low usage and impact on laptop battery life, although it is still a key feature on Chromebooks.
But all is not lost. You can still do voice search in Chrome for desktop using simple clicks. You can enable hands-free voice search on your mobile devices through the Google app. Here’s how to enable hands-free voice search in Google Chrome.
A note on subsidiary chaos
- 1 A note on subsidiary chaos
- 2 Desktop method: How to do voice search in Google Chrome
- 3 Chromebook method: How to do voice search in Chrome OS
- 4 Mobile method: How to enable hands-free voice search on mobile via the Google app
Google Assistant is highly convenient (and fun). On Chromebook and Android devices, this is similar to using Cortana on Windows 10 and Siri on MacOS. However, if you own stand-alone Google Home devices just like the Mini, search chaos can be sure.
For example, if you request weather, the response may explode from a nearby home device instead. Since you want to see and hear results on your mobile device or PC, information pumped through another device is not ideal.
If you specifically want results on your mobile device or PC, we suggest closing a door or moving it (or home device) to another location so that both do not listen to your command.
Desktop method: How to do voice search in Google Chrome
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and / or open a new tab if necessary
Open Google Chrome, and if it opens directly on the Google Search homepage, go to step two. If not, make sure to open a new tab in Chrome by tapping Puls signature Icon on the right side of your existing tab.
Step 2: Tap the microphone icon in the Google search bar
On the Google search homepage, tap on Microphone The icon that is located on the right side of the search bar.
Step 3: Say your question or order
After tapping on the microphone, you will be taken to another screen in which Chrome will wait for you to issue a search command or query. If Chrome does not have access to your microphone, it may prevent you from using voice search through the Chrome browser. To enable access to your microphone, click on video camera The icon (containing the red X) is located on the right side of the browser’s address bar. Then select Always allow https://www.google.com to access your microphone. Then, reload the Google homepage.
Once you are all set, simply speak your commands or questions clearly and loudly to pick up the microphone.
Step 4: See your search results
Once Chrome understands your order or question, you should automatically be taken to the correct Google search results page to display the information you asked for.
Chromebook method: How to do voice search in Chrome OS
Step 1: Enable Google Assistant if it is not already
Click on system clock In the lower-right corner, then The gear Icon displayed on the pop-up menu. Adjustment The page appears on your screen. Click Search and assistant Is listed on the left, and then Google Assistant Displayed on the right.
On the following screen, click Toggle after this Google Assistant To enable this feature (blue) if it is not already. You will also see Ok google Settings with three selections in the drop-down menu: On (recommended), always on, And Close. This area is also where you can re-tune your voice match if Google Assistant fails to respond.
Step 2: Say your question or order
With Google Assistant activated, say “OK Google”. A small pop-up on the toolbar asks, “Hi, how can I help?”
In this example, we said, “Show me the weather.” The results appear within the Google Assistant bubble, as shown above. You can click or speak additional questions for further information.
If you are doing a specific voice search and want more results, click on small Live search The button in the bottom-right corner, and the Chrome browser appears. You can click or say additional questions for more results.
Mobile method: How to enable hands-free voice search on mobile via the Google app
You can enable hands-free voice search on your mobile devices, but this is not done through the Chrome app. This has been done within the Google app. Depending on whether you are using an Android or iOS device.
Step 1: Open Google app and open Settings
If you’re on an Android device, first run the Google app and tap more Three dots icon. You can find it in the lower-right corner of the screen. Then tap Adjustment.
For people using iOS, open the Google app, tap on profile picture Icon, and navigate to Adjustment.
Step 2: Enable your Google / OK Google Settings
once in Adjustment, Android users should choose sound Tab. From there, pick up Voice match And be sure to toggle on Hey google Facility. When doing so, you will turn on voice search on your phone. For users who have never had Hey Google on their Android, keep in mind that the software will not recognize your voice immediately. It will take some time to familiarize yourself with your voice and favorite commands. If this is the case, you will see many signs of Google Assistant speaking to the device during the setup process.
will tap on iOS users Voice and assistant In their setting. After selecting that option, you must specify that you want to use the term “OK Google” for your device; According to Google. That voice-activated assistant should launch.