Response Design for the Google Assistant

With the Google Assistant integration, you can reach Google Assistant users on voice speakers like Google Home, eligible Android phones and iPhones. Different surfaces require different design. Our Google Assistant integration allows you to create Actions for Google Assistant on all surfaces.

Google Home, being a voice interface device, can give voice responses and play audio content. On mobile devices, your Actions can send rich messages (cards, lists etc), in addition to the text and voice/audio responses.

To define your Actions' responses, go to the Google Assistant tab in the intent Response section. This tab should appear automatically once the Google Assistant integration is enabled. Otherwise, you can add it manually by clicking the + icon.

In this tab, you can either enable the ‘Use response from the DEFAULT tab as the first response’ option or add content specific to the Google Assistant.

To add specific Google Assistant content:

  1. In the Responses section, click on the + icon and select Google Assistant.
  2. Click ADD RESPONSES and select a response type.
  3. Fill out the fields for the response type and click SAVE.

See a detailed description of the currently available rich responses in the Actions on Google docs.