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How to use Galaxy S8’s Bixby button to launch Google Assistant or any other app

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Written by Aviral Sharma

How to use Galaxy S8’s Bixby button to launch Google Assistant or any other app: From past few weeks, Samsung Galaxy S8 has been the main point of a topic of discussion everywhere. Its release is undoubtedly one of the most awaited events of 2017. Galaxy S8 comes with loads of amazing features and specifications which make it one of the most powerful devices today. One of its standout features among the array of amazing features is its Bixby assistant. This virtual assistant not only makes life easier for you by helping you organise a schedule, talk to you whenever needed, but it also helps translate items and identify them via the phone’s camera.

It has a unique feature of talking to your SmartThings (compatible home appliances) at home. The assistant can quickly be called upon via a dedicated physical button on the left edge of your device. If you are one of those users who do not like to rely on virtual assistants too much and is not really planning on using Bixby a lot, then this button might feel redundant to you. However, the internet community has found a way in which these rebels can use this physical button for any app of their liking.

While Samsung does not let you change the function of this button officially but internet users are creative when it comes to tinkering with new devices and their features. You can use this button as a tool called “All in one Gestures” to assign it for apps of your liking.For detailed guide, you can follow this source Xda Guide (With Screenshots)

Since Galaxy S8 hasn’t begun shipping yet there is no way we can confirm the perfect working of this function or the glitches it might cause. Even Samsung refused to comment on any third party activity. This can only mean that if you use this feature, you need to do it at your own risk.

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