Google is working on a new feature for its voice search that will allow the software to understand multiple languages at a time. Currently, the company’s voice search only listens to your default language settings for your Google profile. This can be changed within your account’s settings, but Mountain View is trying to make things easier for multilingual individuals.
During a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA), Jon Wiley, Principal Designer for Google Search said the company was working on a “really cool feature for voice search” that lets people set up multiple languages. So people who like to switch between dialects when having a conversation will eventually have the option to do so when searching the web.
Wiley didn’t discuss when the feature will be ready for mass consumption, however Google is known to silently test new features for its products, so if you’re bilingual and frequently use voice search, feel free to mix things up a bit and see what happens.
(via Search Engine Land)