I think, even with a strong desire, you will not be able to find a more convenient and functional voice assistant than the Google Assistant. Yes, there is also Alice from Yandex, which shows itself only from the best side, but even its range of possibilities is inferior to the solution of the search giant. One gets the impression that Google developers are always one step, or even two, ahead of everyone else, because it is with them that the introduction of new functions and mechanisms begins before users start thinking about their need. Voice confirmation of purchases is from the same series.
Google allows online confirmation of purchases with voice
Google plans to streamline payments through the Google Assistant by adding support for voice verification. The corresponding innovation has already appeared among some users, but due to the fact that it is still in the final testing stage, not everyone can use it. Now users will be able to pay for purchases on the Internet, which the voice assistant has found for them, using their own voice, without having to scan a fingerprint or enter a password to confirm the transaction.
Pay online with Google Assistant
While the function of confirmation of purchases by voice is not available to everyone
Someone will probably think that a mistake has crept into the text, and the voice confirmation should actually appear in Google Pay. However, it is not. Not everyone knows that the Google Assistant has a built-in function to search and pay for the goods you need, using a bank card linked to your account. This way, for example, you can buy things online without having to manually fill in all the contact information. The assistant will automatically fill in all the required fields, including the delivery address, and pay for the order.
Pay with Google Assistant
- Go to 'Settings' – Google – 'Services in your account';
- Here open the section 'Search, Assistant and Voice Control' – 'Google Assistant';
Google Assistant can pay for purchases by itself
- In the window that opens, select 'Payments' and enable the 'Payment using Assistant' option;
- In the 'Payment method' line, enter your payment card details;
Specify billing information and delivery address, and the Assistant will pull them up himself
- In the line 'Delivery address' enter your home address where the goods will be delivered;
- Optionally, you can choose to verify your identity before paying.
Frankly speaking, the ability to make purchases using Google Assistant is not available in all online stores, but in Russia this function works. Therefore, if you suddenly manage to find such a trading platform where auto-filling of data is supported using the Google Assistant, you will see how convenient it is and, what is important, safe, since all information about the order will be carefully encrypted, and you will receive an email with additional information.
Confirmation of purchases at Android
Paying with Google Assistant is very convenient
Voice confirmation of purchases is much more promising than it might seem at first glance. Not only is the voice related to biometrics on a par with fingerprints and face, but it is also the most convenient for verifying significant actions. After all, as it turned out, some users are worried that face recognition technology can harm their eyes due to the IR sensor that shines through the face, and very many do not want to transfer their prints, because they believe that they will go directly to the American special services.
How reliable is the voice? I think very reliable. First, you need to consider that modern banks use the voices of their customers to identify them. And, secondly, Google has such an extensive base of voices that it probably learned how to correctly analyze and distinguish them. Not the least role in this process was played by software algorithms and artificial intelligence, with which the search giant also has no problems. Therefore, I would have no doubt that voice verification is one of the most reliable ways to verify your identity.