Google Now Adds Parking Detection, Manages Your Custom Nicknames

Google Now Adds Parking Detection, Manages Your Custom Nicknames

Android: Today, Google updated its Search app to add a new card that will remember where you parked your car. Additionally, while previous versions allowed you to set custom nicknames for contacts like “my wife” or “my boss”, you can now manage those from Settings.

The new parking detection feature will happen in the background if you have location services enabled. Most of the time you might not care, but it’s worth having around for those occasions when you can’t remember where you parked.

The nicknames feature is also pretty handy. Previously, you could create relationships with certain contacts by saying something like “Whitson Gordon is my boss”, but there was no easy way to check nicknames you had already created. Now, you can go to Settings and, under “Accounts & Privacy” you can manage or remove relationships. If you prefer voice commands, you can still use the ol’ Google divorce command “Susan is not my wife” to remove the connection.

The app is currently rolling out to some users via the Play Store, but if you want to jump the line, Android Police has an APK download at the via link below.

Google Search [Google Play Store via Android Police]


  • The parking feature will come in handy. Especially for shopping centres I don’t frequent often. The divorce feature I’ll never use, but if I did, does it also serve the papers and deactivate the after-breakup depression people get?

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