What’s your completely least favourite solution to spend time? Commuting in rush-hour site visitors? Ready in line to resume your license? Time was we might be placing “sitting round listening to carry music” proper up there close to the highest, however proper round this time final yr Google launched its Maintain for Me service, an Assistant-powered function that would take over when a cellphone name left you on maintain. With Maintain for Me, you possibly can go about your day whereas Assistant waited for a stay individual to lastly present up. Now we’re getting phrase that entry to Maintain for Me is increasing to customers in some new areas.
This trick first debuted with the launch of the Pixel 5 and 4a (5G) in late September, 2020. It was just a few extra months earlier than we might see Maintain for Me arrive for older Pixel gadgets, finally supporting fashions again to the Pixel 3.
However even with extra Pixel telephones in a position to entry Maintain for Me, there was nonetheless one other huge restriction (and this being Google, it should not be exhausting to guess what we’re speaking about): location. Solely Pixel customers within the US had been in a position to faucet into the ability of this mode and save themselves the time and annoyance of sitting round and listening to carry music.
We nonetheless have not seen any formal announcement of an enlargement to new international locations, however a lot of latest experiences positive recommend Google’s making Maintain for Me out there in additional English-speaking nations across the globe. Particularly, we have obtained suggestions from a pair readers in Australia letting us know that Maintain for Me has gone stay for them. There’s additionally a brand new report from MobileSyrup that exhibits the function starting to reach for Pixel telephones in Canada.
Hopefully we’ll see this transfer proceed into much more international locations full of people that have a lot better issues to do than sit ready on maintain.