With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of ending anytime soon, Google has been encouraging users to take preventative measures. Now, Google Assistant is singing a cute song to tell you to wear a mask when you go out.
If you ask Google Assistant to “sing a song” right now, you’ll most likely hear it sing a quick song about wearing a mask. The song is set to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and is relatively brief, but it gets a good message across, especially when stressing that people should cover both their mouth and nose. All too often masks are worn below the nose, simply defeating the purpose.
When in public, wear a mask
Just a teeny, weeny task
It helps keep us safe and sound
Health and care, all around
On your mouth and on your nose
Good to cover both of those
At the end of the song, Google says that you can hear it again by asking Assistant if it wears a mask, but that query doesn’t seem to be working yet. So far, it just pulls up a search result on my device, and Android Police reported the same behavior.
This song, notably, is the second one Google has added to Assistant since the pandemic began. In March, a similar tune was added to help with washing hands, but this latest song is far less annoying.
This new song is still rolling out, so you may be greeted with the handwashing song instead.
More on Google Assistant:
- New Google Assistant command helps you keep up hand washing
- Hands-on with all the interactive Google Nest Hub and Smart Display games [Video]
- Google’s next Assistant smart speaker may arrive later this month
Updated to switch videos as our recording had broken audio.
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