5 new features for Android users

No doubt the number one way of staying ahead in the technology industry is to keep innovating and building new features, Google is not resting they keep rolling out new features on a daily, some of the new features for android users includes security updates and message features with them you actually do more.

1. You can now schedule send in Messages to write a text now and send it later.

Over half a billion people across the world use Messages to seamlessly and safely connect with family, friends, and others every month. To continue improving the way you communicate and help you stay in touch, google is starting to roll out a schedule to send Messages for phones running Android 7 and newer.

Having loved ones in another time zone or on a different schedule can sometimes make it difficult to send a text at an appropriate time. With schedule send, you can compose a message ahead of time when it’s convenient for you, and schedule it to send at the right moment. Just write your message as you normally would, then hold and press the send button to select a date and time to deliver your message. Download Messages or update to the latest version to schedule your next text.

2. You can now Keep your accounts safe with Password Checkup on Android.

On Android, you can save passwords to your Google account, making it quicker and easier to sign in to your apps and services using Autofill. Your login credentials are one of your first lines of defense against intruders, so google integrated Password Checkup into devices running Android 9 and above. This feature lets you know if the password you used has been previously exposed and what to do about it.

Now when you enter a password into an app on your phone using Autofill with Google, they check those credentials against a list of known compromised passwords that is, passwords that have potentially already been stolen and posted on the web. If your credentials show up on one of these lists, you get an alert and guide you to check your password and change it. 

3. You No longer need to look at your screen, with TalkBack.

For those who are blind or have trouble seeing the display, the new version of TalkBack, Android’s screen reader, is now available. Using spoken feedback and gestures, TalkBack makes Android even more accessible and opens up a full phone experience without needing to look at your screen. Google worked closely with the blind and low vision communities on this revamp of TalkBack to incorporate the most popularly requested features including more intuitive gestures, a unified menu, a new reading control menu and more. Get TalkBack today by downloading or updating your Android accessibility apps in the Google Play Store.

4. You can now Get more done hands-free with Google Assistant.

 Google wants to give you more ways to use your phone hands-free so you can do things like use your voice to make calls, set timers or alarms, and play music. Now, the latest updates to Google Assistant make it easier to get things done on your phone without needing to be right next to it.

Assistant now works better even when your phone is locked or across the room with new cards that can be read with just a glance. Just say “Hey Google, set an alarm” or “Hey Google, play pop music on Spotify.” To get the most out of Assistant when your phone is locked, simply turn on Lock Screen Personal Results in the Assistant setting and say “Hey Google ” to send text messages and make calls.

5. Come to the dark side with dark theme in Google Maps.

These days, am sure you are all experiencing a bit of screen fatigue. With dark theme in Google Maps soon expanding to all Android users globally, you can give your eyes a much-needed break and save on battery life. Simply head to your Settings, tap on Theme and then on “Always in Dark Theme” to lower the lights when you’re navigating, exploring, or getting things done with Maps. Change your mind? Just tap on “Always in Light Theme” to switch it

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