Google shows you how to get things done quicker with Now on Tap [VIDEO]


Google loves its little features that are integrated into Android and Now on Tap is no different. The feature debuted in Android Marshmallow and aside from quick searches, it allows users to do some other pretty nifty things as well. Because Marshmallow is still new to some folks, Google took to YouTube today to remind everyone of how awesome Now on Tap is and showed how it can be used to improve your search habits.

In case you aren’t aware of what Now on Tap is capable of, here’s the lowdown. When Google introduced Now on Tap alongside Developer Preview 3 of Android Marshmallow, it essentially gave Google the ability to scan everything being displayed on your screen. All you have to do is hold down the home button to fire it up. From here, you can look up your favorite artist when inside music apps (or even lyrics), schedule an appointment through Google Calendar, or book that dinner reservation that you keep forgetting about.

The feature caught some flak from those who preferred the old method of swiping up on the home button to access Google Now, but it seems that a lot of folks are taking it in stride and like most changes, have adapted to the new method. Probably the weirdest part about Google’s video is that they refer to Marshmallow as “Android M,” but it doesn’t really matter either way.

Check out the video and drop us a comment about a time that Now on Tap came through in the clutch.


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