Google has brought new features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and one of them is Google Now on Tap, which allows the personal assistant to analyze your screen and depending on what it finds, it takes actions, providing information which might interest you. So, in order to take advantage of this feature, you must upgrade your device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and in this article, we’ll teach you how to enable or disable it.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes installed on Google’s new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and soon, more devices will be upgraded to it. But, instead of giving you a list of handsets which will receive this new OS, we’ll tell you about one of the best features, Now on Tap, which can be enabled by going to the Settings menu from the Google app.
This is the most known way to enable it, but there’s an easier and faster one, which involves only one button – the home button on which you will long press for a second or two. The feature isn’t automatically enabled, as you’ll be asked if you want to do this, so tap on the “Turn On” button which will appear in the lower right corner of your screen.
Once you’ll enable it, the feature will start studying your screen and when it “sees” that you’re reading an email containing the name of a movie, Now on Tap will recognize its title and will look up info on the internet, such as reviews or when it’s playing in theaters. Another example of what Now on Tap can do is to give you the address of a restaurant whose name appears in a received email, then Google Now will receive voice commands, allowing you to make reservations for dinner.
When you no longer need this feature, in order to disable it, go to Google App>Menu>Setting>Voice (or Now Cards) and toggle off Now on Tap.