Google Assistant will allow you to check in to your flight, book a hotel room and more

At CES 2019, Google yesterday announced a number of new partnerships and features for Google Assistant. Some of the new features announced would be really helpful for millions of people around the world. Read about them below.

Flight check-ins:

All of us know about the annoying flight check-in process. Soon, Google Assistant will allow you to check in to your flight ,save and retrieve your boarding pass. You can just say, “Hey Google, check in to my flight”, Google will automatically retrieve your flight confirmation number from your mail and start the check-in process. This featire will start first with domestic flights with United Airlines in the US.

Hotel bookings:

If you know which hotel you want to stay, you can book a room using the Google Assistant with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick – an Amadeus company.

To-Do lists:

Google Assistant is adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant.

Lockscreen access:

Pixel users can access Google Assistant even when their Android device is locked. Google is now bringing this feature to all Android devices in the next few weeks. After opting-in through your settings, you can ask your Google Assistant to show restaurants nearby, set up and dismiss alarms, schedule reminders and timers without unlocking your phone.

Interpreter Mode:

Google Assistant can now act as an interpreter. With Interpreter Mode feature in Google Home devices and Smart Displays, Google Assistant can help you have a conversation in different languages. Just say “Hey Google, be my French interpreter” to start Interpreter Mode and get real-time spoken and (on Smart Displays) written translation to aid the conversation.

Learn more about other new features coming to Google Assistant here.

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