Needless to say that Google is the most popular search engine around the globe and we all use it on a daily basis. It’s a kind of the integral part of our life.
The ever expanding Google always try to give something new and more exciting to the users, and for adding something more interesting to its services, Google has launched “Google Voice search feature” in 2011 that allows users to search anything just by using voice.
You probably have noticed that when you open Google.com, there is a small microphone icon located on the right side of the search bar. To start a voice search just click on the Microphone icon and shout out something that you want to search.
This is a great feature for people who are just lazy like we all are and want to search anything by their voice instead of typing out. Now, as mentioned that you have to initiate the Google voice search by clicking on the microphone icon.
But now, you don’t even need to click. You can actually start searching immediately when you say OK Google.
Yes, this is possible now using the Chrome Extension called Google Voice Search Hotword.
Using this extension you can start searching without clicking on the microphone icon because the next time you open Google.com and say OK Google, the search engine will be ready to start searching anything that you will say.
Yes, this means when you say “OK Google” chrome automatically enable the voice search feature and you are ready to search anything without typing. This extension sends your question to Google only when it hears the phrase “Ok Google.”
How to get started ?
- Download the extension.
- Click “agree” to give your permission to use your microphone.
- Visit Google.com on Chrome and give it a try. Just say “Ok Google” and then ask your question.
Google Voice Search Hotword supports English language only to initiate the Google voice search feature. I recommend you to speak clearly and slowly get better result in Google Voice Search.