We’re six months into the release of the Google Home, and while the reviews are still pretty dang good, one mega frustration for lots of people is the gadget’s inability to tell one person from another. Basically, the last thing you want is for the digital assistant to spill your schedule to anyone who asks. But worry no more, friends; the Home will now recognize you and anyone else in your house (up to six people) as separate entities.

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In order to get this all set up, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Home app on your phone. When you open the app, you may see a card that says ”multi-user is available.” If not, tap the Devices icon in the top right.

Choose your Google Home from the list and tap “Link your account.”

Now you can teach your Assistant to recognize your voice, similar to how Siri learns when you first set it up. Now your device can tell you your name, your favorite color, etc. based on hearing your voice. It can also tell you about your day, give you news and podcasts, commute information, differentiate between Uber accounts, and more.

Some features will require you to define your preferences within the app, but it won’t take long, and when you’re done you’ll have an ultra personalized household helper.

What do you use your Google Home for? Tell us @BritandCo!

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