Google Assistant has turn out to be fairly infamous for its fickle options. One day one thing works, the opposite not. An wonderful instance of that’s “What’s on my screen?” which has disappeared and reappeared so many instances we have practically misplaced depend. The last time it went away was in May of 2019, and now 9 months later, it is making a surprise comeback.

“What’s on my screen,” beforehand often known as “Now on Tap,” is without doubt one of the suggestion chips that present up once you activate Assistant (the outdated interface, not the Pixel four’s new one) in any app on your cellphone. It would not seem should you’re on the homescreen, as a result of it wants one thing to be on the display screen to do its factor. It often finds names, corporations, issues, folks, locations, dates, and so forth, talked about and suggests actions you possibly can take.

Users began complaining in regards to the chip’s disappearance in May, and reviews stored pouring in as not too long ago as a few days in the past. Trying to bypass the chip by instantly asking Assistant “What’s on my screen” failed too, so the performance was utterly lacking.

Now, the chip and have are again — no less than for some customers. Redditor Meningna first observed it and several other different customers confirmed it. I even have it on my Pixel four XL.

A Google app or Play Services replace is probably going accountable for this, although I could not pinpoint that simply. The Redditor reviews being on Play Services model 20.1.04 whereas I am on the older 20.04.12, nevertheless I am utilizing a newer Google app 10.96.9.29 whereas they’re on 10.94.12.21. It might also be enabled with a server-side replace. It’s anybody’s guess at this level, however we’re definitely blissful to see the choice pop up once more.

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