Google Search app for Android gains support for setting contact relationshipsAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Heads up, Android users, because Google has rolled out a new voice search that ought to make keeping in contact with others just a tad easier.
Google today announced that its Google Search app for Android now allows users to add a relationship to their contacts. For example, a contact could be set as "Mom," and then the user could make his or her Android phone create a text message to that person simply by saying "Okay Google, send a text to my mom."
Some of the relationship options available include Mother, Father, Partner, Assistant, Child and Manager. There's also a Custom option for those contacts that are a little more difficult to categorize.
The ability to set a relationship for specific contacts may not be an earth-shattering new feature, but it is a nice touch that makes using your Android phone easier and more personal, and I think that that's something that we can all get behind. To start adding relationships to your own contacts, select the entry that you'd like edit, hit the "Add another field" button and scroll to the bottom of the list to find the "Relationship" option.