Finally the feature many of us probably have been waiting for. Google is enabling a keyboard in the Google Assistant. At its I/O conference, Google announced the feature, which will work on both Android and iPhone. When you open the Assistant, it will be on voice by default, but you will be able to hit a little keyboard button and get the keyboard.

Typing query to the Assistant also changes behavior: it replies in visuals and it doesn’t speak them as it usually does. Google is trying to differentiate the Assistant from the Google search, so the new feature will make it feel like chatting with the Assistant in Allo without having to use Allo.

From now on, users will also be able to access Assistant’s conversation history by just scrolling up instead of having to go to a random Google account page.

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