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Google Assistant gets a bit smarter with new Snapshot features

New Snapshot tricks, including birthday reminders and dinner recommendations, aim to make Google Assistant a better assistant.

Now you can just say "show me my day" to pull up your Google Assistant Snapshot -- and you'll find some new information in that Snapshot, too.
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Google Assistant got a bit more helpful today thanks to some new features for Google Assistant Snapshot on Android devices and in the Google Assistant app on iOS.

First released two years ago, Google Assistant Snapshot pulls personal info like calendar appointments, flight times and expected package deliveries into a single, easily digestable overview that updates automatically throughout the day. Now Google is adding more information to the mix, including birthday and holiday reminders, as well as tailored recommendations for things like recipes, restaurants and podcasts.

In addition to curating additional info into your feed, Google is making it easier to access your Snapshot. To jump right to it, just pull up Google Assistant and say, "show me my day." That saves you a tap or two, and plays well with Snapshot's glanceable design.

"This is just the beginning," Jacquelle Horton, product manager at Google, said in a blog post. "We will continue to explore new ways for Google Assistant to be there to help before you even need to ask for it."

Google says the new features are live now for anyone using Google Assistant in English, and adds that they'll be rolling out to other languages in the coming months.