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The ability to search the web with the voice came way earlier than digital assistants. And now with digital assistants, users are able to not only use their voice as a means to search the web but also get to use it by typing on the keyboard, thereby eliminating the need to have a standalone “voice search.”
Speaking of voice search, Google has spent a lot of resources in pushing Google Assistant, and as a result, it is probably the best in the market. Weirdly enough, Google Assistant never really took charge of the “voice search” in the Google app — until now.
Google has started to replace the voice search icon with the Google Assistant icon, meaning that all the queries are now going to be performed by Google Assistant. However, the UI hasn’t changed much.
The new feature is being rolled out in a phased manner, which means that you might not get to see the change right now. Note, users, who speak languages that Google Assistant does not recognize, won’t get to see the change.