Google Now on Tap: New video highlights Android’s best feature

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Google Now on Tap is arguably the stand out feature on Android Marshmallow and once you start using it, you will wonder how you have ever managed without it.

Earlier this week, Google released a new video explaining exactly how Google Now on Tap works.

The video explains how by using information that is available on the screen along with a simple press of a finger, your phone or tablet attempts to predict what you want to do.

Google Now on Tap removes the need to copy and paste information from one app to another.

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To enable the feature your device needs to be running Android Marshmallow. If you hold down the home button you will see cards appear with information relevant to keywords that the feature thinks you are more likely to copy.

For example, say your friend sends you a message asking to meet him in a restaurant next week you can use Google Now on Tap to find out where the restaurant is located and also add the date to your calendar, which is all done by holding down the home button – rather than having to separately copy the information into say Google Maps and Google Calendar.

Google Now on Tap is so simple and really useful, you wonder why Google has not introduced this to Android before.

As the video mentions that Google Now on Tap is only available on devices running Android M, there is no information as to whether or not the feature will be available on non-Android M devices at some point in the future.

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