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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

With a flurry of app updates, Google brings audio calling to Duo, file sharing to Allo, and smarter backups to Photos.

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Google will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update

The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.

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O, hello there! Google offers sneak peek at Android 8 in first developer preview

Google drops the first developer preview of Android O two months before I/O and it's packed with awesome features.

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Google finally lets you save your parking spot in latest Maps beta

A new option in the Google Maps beta lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo.

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Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations

The first update to the Google Voice Android app since January's redesign brings the ability to delete conversations, toggle Do Not Disturb, and search for GIFs with Gboard.

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Hands on with Family Link, Google's powerful new tool for managing your kids' phone habits

Family Link is easy to set up and offers a powerful set of tools and safeguards for easing your kids into a dangerous online world.

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Google's new Family Link app helps parents keep tabs on their kids' phone habits

Google has launched a new invitation-only service called Family Link that lets parents remotely monitor their kids' phone usage, set time limits, and cut off access to sensitive content.

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The Google Home app will now help you decide what song you want to hear

A new Listen tab in the Google Home app is dedicated to helping you find the right music to fit your mood.

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You can now send and receive money right in the Android Gmail app

While it has been available for years in the web client, Google has finally added an option to send money while composing a message inside the official Android Gmail app.

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Master the many ways to search with Google on your Android phone

Search faster and smarter by learning all of the various places and ways to perform a Google search on Android.

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Google eyes remote content controls for parents in YouTube Kids app

Hidden in the code for the latest version of the YouTube Kids app is a reference to Family Link, which would let parents block videos and change settings remotely.

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Google goes after Slack with Hangouts overhaul

Google’s Hangouts work chat and videoconferencing service is undergoing some major changes to better serve businesses. The company announced Thursday that it’s going after the work group chat market as well as the group...

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Gboard 6.1 beta refines voice input, GIF search

The best Android keyboard just keeps getting better.

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How to get started with the Google Assistant on your Android phone

No longer a Pixel exclusive, Google’s all-knowing oracle will transform the way you use Android.

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Google's Neural Machine Translation engine learns three new languages, with more on the way

Google is expanding its contextual Neural Machine Translation to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, with more languages on the way.

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Google Assistant learns how to read texts as its prime-time rollout continues

Google's voice-activated Assistant can finally read and interact with our text messages on our phones.

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Gboard beta gains translation skills, revamped theme selector

Google's first public beta version of Gboard brings Google Translate right into the search row and changes the way you apple themes.

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