Get the best search news, tips and resources, delivered each day.
“OK Google” Dropped As Way To Perform Voice Searches In Chrome On Desktop PCs
You can no longer initiate a voice search without hands on Chrome for Desktop.
You can no longer say “OK Google” and cause Chrome to perform a voice-based search, at least on desktop. The latest version has dropped this support.
Disable ‘Ok Google’ hotwording on desktop Chrome.
This feature has been removed completely from Windows, Mac and Linux
builds of Chrome. ChromeOS is unaffected.
Those who use Chromebooks — which are based on Chrome — still have this feature for their laptops. It also does not impact Chrome for mobile.
VentureBeat says it was removed due to lack of use.
Postscript: Google has updated us confirming they “haven’t seen many users utilize this feature on these platforms,” which is the reason they removed it.