Google released an app in May that allows users to initiate any Google Assistant command. Users could do so via an app named Action Blocks, which enabled one to add buttons on the smartphone’s home screen. Now Google is launching a similar functionality that facilitates users to add shortcuts of these actions on the home screen. This feature is specifically for Google Assistant routines.
Routines let users carry out many tasks with just one command. This is in contrast to the situation when users have to verbally reel out a set of commands each and every time they need to repeat a bunch of action that is performed on a day-to-day basis.
Users can add Google Assistant routine to the home screen as shortcuts and get tasks completed with just a tap
Google is now letting users pin routines to the home screen. This, in turn, allows one to initiate a routine without even having to speak anything. One can simply turn it on by clicking on the icon pinned on the home screen. Tapping this shortcut icon will be equivalent to hitting a button and will instruct Google Assistant to run the routine automatically. The nifty shortcut can save an ample amount of time and effort in cases like turning off smart lights at a specific time of the day.