Google Voice Search

Google and Chrome are working together to enhance features for all learners. While using the Chrome web browser, and then going to Google to search the web, you will notice a microphone icon to the right of the search window. You can click the microphone and speak your search terms! I was amazed at how accurately it picked up my voice!

 

Watch this video then follow the directions below:

Simply use Chrome for your browser, then go to Google.com! Click the microphone icon and start speaking…

If you get a message about recognizing the microphone on your machine, simply go to your System Preferences (on a Mac), choose Sound, Input, and make sure ‘Internal Microphone’ is selected.  You could attach external microphones too, but make sure those are the ones selected in System Preferences should you decide to use those instead.

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