From running basic routines to reserving tables on your behalf, the Google Assistant has become quite a capable voice assistant in its relatively short lifespan. But with so many features and settings to play with, it becomes a bit prohibitive to scroll through its extensive Settings page to find the right option; it would be worse if you were looking for a submenu. A search feature is an easy fix for all of these problems, and Google is bringing exactly that to the Assistant’s settings page.
The new search bar works as expected. Type in a keyword and it will examine all the available options to display matching results. However, in our tests, searching for submenus is a hit or miss at this point. Some submenus are included in the search results, others are not. Hopefully Google will consider doing more useful deep searches in the future.
Google changed the layout of the settings page from a tabbed interface (which was much easier to navigate) to a long list of settings and options not too long ago. But he decided to skip the search bar, which he had been testing for a while. Fortunately, the search bar will definitely be activated this time and it is already showing up for many. If you don’t have it yet, consider updating the Google app to the latest version or be patient until the backend implementation is done.