Google Home Mini regains touch controls with v1.30 update

Angelica Greene
December 11, 2017

The latest update of Home Mini speakers will allow you long-press the sides to end calls, pause and play music, and silence any alarms you have going off. Pre-ordered Google Home Minis and those sold at retail were not affected.

Google is bring back the play and pause touch buttons to the Home Mini after removing it two months ago following reports that the smart speaker was secretly recording sounds 24/7. If it's playing, you'll be able to press and hold to stop it - which can be a lot more convenient than using your voice if you're already right beside the device. These are all features which were previously working on touching the top of the Home Mini.

Here is something that users of the Google Home Mini would be rejoicing - the Mountain View company has come up with a new update that restores to some extent numerous touch functionalities that a previous update had removed.

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Google might not have been first to market with a smart home speaker, but since the launch of Google Home previous year, it's been working on delivering a better experience than the competition. The company also said the new devices would come with this feature and the previews ones will get an update soon. The ability to summon Google Assistant with a tap will not be shifted by any chance to the sides.

The v1.30 update is rolling out now, so be sure to keep an eye out for it over the coming days.

Whilst the functionality is only contained in the preview software thus far, it should roll out to all Google Home Mini users shortly, pending acceptance by users on the Google Home Beta program.

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