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How to Use Google Assistant on Your Chromebook

Almost all smartphones, tablets, and a majority of smart speakers come with Google Assistant. You have another device that can use Google Assistant if you own a Chromebook. It is a virtual assistant created by Google that can assist you with a number of tasks, including making reminders, responding to questions, and managing your connected smart devices.

Enabling Google Assistant on a Chromebook is a straightforward process. Here is a detailed guide on; how to turn on and use Google Assistant on your Chromebook. Make sure; you are running the latest version of Chrome OS on your Chromebook. If not, update your Chromebook to the latest version.

How to Turn on Google Assistant on Chromebook

The Google Assistant might be enabled by default on your Chromebook. If it isn’t, activating Google Assistant on your Chromebook only needs a few simple steps.

You can follow the below-mentioned steps to enable Google Assistant:

Step 1: Open the “Settings” app. For that, click the “Quick Settings Panel” in the lower right corner of your screen. Then click on the gear icon to open it.

Accessing Settings on Chromebook

Step 2: A settings window will appear. Click on the “Search and Assistant” tab located on the left side of your screen. Then select “Google Assistant” from the menu on the right side of your screen.

Accessing Google Assistant Settings

Note:- By default, Google Assistant is enabled on your Chromebook. If it is not, follow the next step.

Step 3: Turn on the toggle to enable Google Assistant.

Google Assistant Settings

Step 4: You will get several Google Assistant settings on this screen. If you want to enable the “Hey Google” command to launch Assistant, you can turn it on from the drop-down menu.

Hey Google Settings

Step 5: From here, you can also change the preferred input. The preferred input might default to the keyboard. You can switch it to voice input on this screen if you’d like.

If you want, you can also change the Google Assistant settings from here.

Perferred Input Settings

Once you have customised the Google Assistant setting, you can use it on your system.

How to Use Google Assistant on Chromebook

Now let’s discuss how we can use Assistant on Chromebook. There is a number of ways to use it. If you have turned on the “Hey Google” command then you can use Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google” or “OK Google.”

Google Assistant Interface on Chromebook

You can also access it with a keyboard shortcut. On your Keyboard press Search + a. On some Google-branded Chromebooks, we have a dedicated Google Assistant key. Pressing this will also launch the Assistant.

Shortcut Key to Open Google Assistant


That’s it; this is how you can turn on and use Google Assistant on your Chromebook. Now you can use your Chromebook with a command just say “Ok Google.” If you are a new user of ChromeOS, then we suggest you check out our other Chromebook guide and Google Chrome guide.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you find it useful, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
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