Google has just expanded its support for voice search feature in more Indian languages.
In addition to Hindi and English, Google will now support eight more Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Starting today, speakers of these languages will be able to use their voice to dictate queries — both in Gboard on Android as well as in Search through the Google App.
In order to perform a voice-based search, users will need to set their language in the Voice settings menu in Google app. The new language support will also enhance voice typing on Gboard, helping users to respond to emails on the go and send texts within messaging apps. To enable Voice Typing, users can install Gboard and choose their language from the Settings. You can tap the microphone to start speaking.
Google has been ramping support for Indian languages across its various products like Maps and Search. Voice search in eight new languages will be available in Google Search on iOS as well. These will soon be extended to other Google apps and products, including the Translate app.