Google has recently begun the rollout of ChromeOS 72 to supported Chromebooks. In this update is the ability to (finally) enable the Google Assistant.
To enable this, you have to toggle a few flags and then modify the ChromeOS Settings.
To do it…
First, run chrome://flags in the browser, and then search for ‘Assistant.’
There are two flags to enable:
- Enable Google Assistant
- Enable Assistant Voice Match
Do not turn on the Enable Google Assistant with hardware-based hotword option. This only works with very specific devices.
NOTE: After enabling each of the three flags, the system will need to restart.
Finally, go into ChromeOS Settings, locate the Search and Assistant section to turn on Google Assistant…
Here you can also customize the feature: