Google Streamlines Google Assistant, Removes 17 Features

Google is removing 17 "underutilized" features in Google Assistant to focus on "quality and reliability.

The features being removed include the ability to use your voice to send an email, video or audio message, make a reservation, or post to social media.

Google is offering workarounds for some of the lost features, but not all.

The changes will start on January 26 and most of the features will be gone by February 26.

Google is also changing how the microphone icon works in the Google app, which will only trigger Search results in response to your queries.