Some Google Assistant commands might soon work without "hey Google" Google Assistant

Since the very beginning, Google Assistant voice commands have been activated with a “hey Google” or “okay Google” line, but that could soon be changing for a select number of instructions, based on code in the latest version of the Google app for Android.

According to some digging done by Android Police and 9to5Google, a new feature is on the way called voice shortcuts, which will let you skip the “hey Google” part of the command in certain situations – making it faster and more convenient to use voice control.