Google Now update introduces new Now Cards settings and a slightly refreshed look

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Google Now is Android’s most powerful weapon against its competitors. Its freshly updated contextual information always pops up when you need it (and sometimes when you don’t).

An update to the Google app adds a "Now cards" settings option, which gives you even more control over which Cards are displayed throughout the day. You can now do things like toggle cards on and off and peruse through previous ones. 

Once you get the update, the Google app will ask you to sort of recalibrate Google Now so that all of the new features work as intended. When you’re finished, you’ll see a new look to the Google Now cards. Things like shipment notifications appear consolidated and the More button lays on top of each card rather than in the right-hand corner.

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You’ll have to “re-setup” Google Now when the update installs. 

The update also removes the options for Reminders and more Cards, moving them to a hamburger menu that’s accessible from the search bar. 

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Afterwards, Google Now will look a little different.

There are also new settings available for Now cards, including a section that asks how you’d like to treat urgent reminders like traffic alerts and appointment reminders—something Google Now is always bugging me about.

The Google app update is currently rolling out to Android device near you. If you absolutely cannot wait for it to hit your phone, you can force the APK onto your device by downloading it from APK Mirror, via Android Police

This story, "Google Now update introduces new Now Cards settings and a slightly refreshed look" was originally published by Greenbot.

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