Google’s virtual assistant has been getting some slack lately, as people are claiming that it isn’t that useful to use. Thankfully, Google’s always constantly updating it with more features in hopes to make it more useful. The latest update coming soon could make users pay for things by using their voice and the assistant.
The upcoming feature was found through a string of code that’s in the beta Google App version 6.11.13, and according to a report via XDA Developers, code supporting the new feature was also found before the aforementioned Google beta update.
As well as being able to pay for things, you’ll also be able to specify which devices can access mobile payments through Assistant. This would be useful if you don’t want the Google Assistant-powered Home to have access to mobile payments, so someone couldn’t accidentally purchase something that you don’t want. You’ll also be able to specify a delivery address, as well as billing. Both of which can be controlled through the Google API settings.
XDA Developers also said that the feature is somewhat already baked into the Google Assistant APK, so it could be officially announced sometime very soon. In simpler terms, the feature could already be ready for people to use, Google just has to activate the feature when development has ended.