Google Assistant tests ‘instant messages send’ from the Android lock screen

Google is currently working on a feature that would allow users to send text messages via Google Assistant straight from Android’s lock screen.

According to 9to5Google, a recent A/B test this week that happens to work together with the latest app beta version 10.28 shows the new feature to be under the testing phase. The feature currently sends an ‘unlock to continue’ message when the user tries to send a message via the Assistant.

Seems like this will change soon as the A/B test is underway and we can anticipate the new feature to be rolled out widely soon. As of now, it is available on Pixel 3 devices running Android 9 Pie version. Rumors also claim that Google Assistant lock screen texting was briefly introduced to Pixel 3 Running Android Q and Pixel 2 XL as well. However, it disappeared after making a short appearance.

As of now, it is too early to say when the feature would be available but if it does become widespread, the fully hands-free capability of texting would be highly appreciated by the users.

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