Google issued a tiny, but significant, update for its Google Now voice-based smart assistant that will let users correct the search engine when it doesn’t correctly understand what they ask for. The new correction hot phrase starts with “No, I said,” which has to be followed by the word or words Google Now has misunderstood. For example, if you’re using Google Now to check the progress on that popular potato salad project on Kickstarter, or on any of the knock-offs projects that followed it, and Google Now for some reason doesn’t understand what you meant to search for, you can quickly correct it by saying “No, I said potato salad.”
“If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it. But if it is, you can tell Google… and it’ll correct itself. Works on the Google app for iOS and Android,” Google wrote on Google+, posting a short video the shows how Google Now handles voice corrections.
Word correction is one of the latest Google Now features Google made available to users, but the virtual assistant has learned many other cool new tricks recently. Google Now lets users control media with their voice, and it can create event cards based on email conversations, better manage call reminders, and tell you when to get off your bus or train.
A comprehensive list of Google Now voice commands, which could be useful to both experienced and new Google Now users, is available at this link.