A new voice command that lets you shout 'Stop!' was one of the biggest crowd pleasers at Google's developer conference

Google Assistant
  • “Hey, Google, turn off the alarm!” is one of the most common – and, annoying – Assistant commands out there.
  • On Tuesday at Google’s annual developer’s conference, I/O, the company announced an Assistant update that lets users turn off alarms and timers by simply saying, “Stop.”
  • The update will be available in English on Assistant starting Tuesday.
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Setting an alarm or timer using GoogleAssistant can be convenient, but turning it off can be a headache. “Hey, Google, turn off the alarm!” is one of the most common – and, annoying – Assistant commands out there.

On Tuesday at Google’s annual developer’s conference, I/O, the company announced an Assistant update that lets users turn off alarms and timers by simply saying, “Stop!”

The update will be available in English on Assistant starting Tuesday.

The shortcut is made possible because of the Assistant’s Constant Conversation feature, that keeps the microphone enabled for a few seconds after a command is given. With the “Stop” update, the microphone appears to be enabled after the alarm sounds.


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The update was just one of Tuesday’s announcements that center around this year’s I/O mantra of “building a more helpful Google.”

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