Google Home will soon juggle three queries at once

The Google Home's multitasking feature will soon support an extra command.

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The Google Home is getting a little better at multitasking. Google's smart speaker will soon perform three queries at once. So you'll be able to say, "OK Google, dim the lights and play Marvin Gaye and turn the volume down," and create instant ambience.

Google announced the update on the Made by Google Twitter page, though the tweet was later deleted, perhaps indicating the feature is not quite ready. We couldn't get it to work on a Google Home. Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

This expands on the Home's earlier multitasking feature, which could handle two things at once. Adding a third request could save time for people who have a lot of smart home appliances controlled by their Google Home.

The feature will likely work in English-speaking countries like the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To use the feature you'll just link different queries by saying "and" between commands. You can read more about multitasking in this Google support page.

First published June 12 at 12:12 p.m. ET.
Update, 1:40 p.m. ET: Noted that the tweet has been deleted and reached out to Google.

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