With the Quick Phrases it should soon be possible to give the Google Assistant voice commands without the activation word.
Google Assistant Quick Phrases are getting closer
I have often thought about how cool it would be if you could give a voice assistant a command without the activation word. So you could just come into the living room and say “Lights on” without first saying “Alexa” or “Hey Google”. But of course I’m not alone with this thought and Google is also working on exactly such a function as it was in April light came.
What was initially called “Voice Shortcuts” is now called “Quick Phrases”. This function was discovered by the colleagues at 9TO5Google in an APK of the Google Home app. As a user, you can activate various of these quick phrases and use functions such as setting timers, switching lights on and off or asking about the weather without an activation word.
So far there has been no official announcement from Google about the new feature. At the moment, I cannot say when we will actually be able to use the Quick Phrases.