YouTube has been exploring many new features until late. From picture-in-picture on iOS to video downloads on the web for Premium members, there are a few different trails you can participate in on YouTube right now. One feature the company is currently testing is the launch of Google Assistant integration on YouTube for topic suggestions.
The feature (seen by 9to5Google) invites the user to “do more with the Assistant” when watching videos. Like previous test features on YouTube, you need to navigate to the YouTube Labs page to see if it is eligible to enable you. If you have it, it will look like the one below.
Note that you can only have one feature enabled at a time and that enabling this feature will disable other test features you may be using. And, while the feature didn’t work for me, that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.
The integration between Assistant and YouTube is straightforward enough. Not all suggestions come from videos, while it is much easier than doing a personal search. It would be interesting to know whether Google Assistant/Search draws information from the video directly or whether YouTube tags and descriptions are powerful.
The trial “is only available on Android phones in English” until October 26. As a reminder, you may be allowed one test at a time. For example, this will turn off browser downloads in Chrome, Edge, or Opera.
Google Calendar for Android adds ‘ Today’ button on all screens
Google Calendar app allows users to organize their schedules as it offers various views to display events and tasks, such as day, week, or month. However, users may sometimes need to check the current date while browsing the calendar but the existing option to return to the current date’s view may disrupt the user’s navigation.
For that, Google is introducing a minor improvement to the Calendar app which is the “Today” button. It will display the current date on every screen. The date will appear between the search icon and the account switcher. It will resemble the application’s icon on Android 13+. This way, you can see the date without leaving the screen you are on.
At the moment, this change is only for phones, not tablets. Tablets will still show “Today” for the button. You need version 2023.36.1.x of Google Calendar for Android to see this change. If you don’t see it, you can restart the app.
Enhance your Samsung AR Emoji app performance with a new update
The fresh update of the Samsung AR Emoji app is available on the Galaxy Store with an installtion package size of 72.57MB. The update does not include any new features or changes but users will surely get a better performance.
The AR Emoji app is part of the AR Zone app, which is a collection of augmented reality features that allow you to interact with virtual characters and objects. You can access the AR Emoji app from the AR Zone app or from the camera app on your Samsung phone.
With the AR Emoji app, you can create an emoji that looks just like you by taking a picture of yourself or selecting one from your gallery. You can then edit your emoji’s face, makeup, clothes, and accessories to suit your style. You can also design your own clothing items in different colors.
To enhance it more, you just need to install the Samsung AR Emoji 6.1.01.20 update on your smartphone through Galaxy Store or third-party link sources.
Samsung Galaxy Store 184.108.40.206 update rolling out for One UI devices
Samsung is pushing a new update for the Galaxy Store app with version 220.127.116.11. The new update fixes some bugs to improve the stability of the app. The update is available for Galaxy devices running Android 13 or later versions with an installation package size of 62.01MB
The fresh update of the Samsung Galaxy Store enhances some functions of the app. Although, the update does not contain any new feature or change it surely provides a better user experience.
The company is constantly improving Galaxy Store’s usability through continuous updates and provides various features. Users who want to use the Galaxy Store feature must update it to the latest version and grant the required access permissions.
You can get the Samsung Galaxy Store 18.104.22.168 update through the Galaxy Store app. Also, you can download the update directly from the third-party source link mentioned here.