10 Tips and Tricks to make the most out of Google Gemini

Google is taking the AI game very seriously by bringing Google Gemini (previously known as Google Bard) to smartphones. It is available for Android smartphones running on Android 11+ and replaces the previous Google Assistant app for your smartphones. When Google Assistant was released many years ago, everyone was looking for various tips and tricks to get the best out of the service.

Well, here in 2024, we are back with another set of tips and tricks but this time, it’s focused around Google Gemini. With Google Gemini made available for several devices, it is important users out there know how to make the best use of Google Gemini. So, let’s get started.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks

Sooner or later, you will be someone that will be relying on Google Gemini to get certain tasks done on your Android smartphone. So, having a good number of tips and tricks can help you prepare to use Google Gemini.

Before we go into the Google Gemini tips, make sure that you are running the latest available version of the Google Gemini app on your Android smartphone.

No More Fumbling With Formulas

When it comes to arranging and collecting data, people out there prefer to make use of either Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel. So, if you have some calculations that need to be done, you can simply write a prompt specifying what you need to calculate, and Google Gemini will sort out the formula right away.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. First, launch the Google Gemini app on your smartphone.
  2. In the prompt section, write in detail what you are working on in the spreadsheets.
  3. Now, you can type in that you want to calculate certain values.
  4. In a few moments, Google Gemini will give you the formula to perform the calculation.
  5. It will provide you with the steps for using the formula in Excel as well as Google Sheets.
  6. All you need to do is copy and paste the formula, and you should be good to go.

Summarizing YouTube Video Content

Now, YouTube is a great platform to watch content that you like. While there are many videos out there, it may not always be possible to watch long videos. So, what can you do? Well, with Google Gemini, you can simply and easily get a summary of the said YouTube video. Here is how you do it.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. First, open the YouTube video and copy its link.
  2. With the link copied, launch the Gemini app on your smartphone.
  3. Now, type in @YouTube and paste the link.
  4. Before you hit the enter to run the prompt, type in summarize this YouTube video.
  5. Now, once you have run the prompt, Google Gemini will analyze the video and list out important points or key points from the video right away.

Conversation With Gemini Using Images

While we do know that many AI generative modules including the pens from Gemini can create images based on the prompts that you give them. But, did you know that you can also ask Google Gemini to give you details about a picture that you provide to it? Here is how you can do that.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. Ensure that you have the image saved to your phone which you want to search or ask questions about.
  2. Now, launch the Google Gemini app. Tap on the camera icon.
  3. Browse and select the image that you have questions about.
  4. Upload the image to Google Gemini.
  5. Now, type in any question you want about the image.
  6. Gemini will analyze it and give you answers according to the questions you have asked it.

Learn Languages by Translating with Google Gemini

Learning a new language by yourself can sometimes be a headache. It can take time, and you may not be sure if you’re learning the right thing. However, Google Gemini is here to help you with that. Whether you plan to learn a language, translate a particular sentence, or even want to know how to pronounce a word-Google Gemini can help you do all of it.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. To translate a sentence, type the sentence and then ask Gemini to translate it.
  2. If you want to know how to pronounce a word, simply type in “Please help me enunciate the word ‘insert your word’ correctly”.
  3. When you ask Gemini to translate, you can also click on the speaker icon to listen to the translated text. You can choose the language you wish to translate your sentences to.

Adjust the Type Of Responses

If you have used Google’s AI within Google Docs or Google Sheets, or for a matter of fact any AI, you might have seen that you can pick the response style. Well, the same can be done with Google Gemini. Here is how you can change the response style on Google Gemini.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. Launch the app and enter your prompt.
  2. When you get a response from Google Gemini, tap on the three-dot menu.
  3. From the menu, tap on the Modify Response option.
  4. You can choose from five different options
    • Shorter
    • Larger
    • Simpler
    • More Casual
    • More Professional
  5. Simply select what you prefer and watch Google Gemini give you responses based on the style you have selected.

Enable Extensions Within The Gemini App

Having extensions enabled in the Gemini app can help you get better answers and responses with apps and services added to Gemini. For the time being, you can easily let Gemini have access to Google services such as YouTube, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Maps, Flights, and Hotels. Want to enable extensions? Here is how you can do that.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. Launch the Gemini app on your smartphone.
  2. Now, tap on the profile picture present in the top right corner.
  3. From the menu that opens, tap on Extension.
  4. You will see various Google services.
  5. Simply tap on the toggle to enable the extensions for the service within the Google Gemini app.

Enable Google Assistant Features within Google Gemini

On a lot of Android smartphones, the Google Gemini app has replaced the Google Assistant app. Now, the Google Assistant is a handy little assistant as you can easily invoke it to perform various functions such as setting up alarms, restarting your device, enabling silent mode or even searching the web. So, if you want to get back the usual Google Assistant feature on Gemini, you can follow these steps.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. Launch the Gemini app on your Android device.
  2. Now, tap on the profile picture in the top right corner.
  3. Select Settings from the menu that opens up.
  4. With the Gemini settings page open, tap on Google Assistant features in Gemini.
  5. Tap on the toggle to switch it on.
  6. If you want to use voice to control your assistant, tap Voice Match to complete the setup.
  7. You can now use Google Assistant features within the Gemini app itself.

Cross Verify Gemini’s Results via Google Search

Because Gemini is an AI tool that uses AI modules to search and respond to your prompts, there can be times when the response might not be accurate. If you ever feel like something might not be right, you can easily knock on Google;’s door to verify whether Gemini is providing you with the right information.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. With the Gemini app launched, type in a prompt about anything you like.
  2. In a few moments, you should get a response from Gemini.
  3. Just below the response, you will see the Google icon, tap on it.
  4. Once you tap on it, you will see that it will begin to search through the search engine to ensure that the information provided to you by Gemini is right or not.

When it comes to certain responses and queries, it is always best to cross-check and verify that the information provided by Gemini is true or not. There can be times when Gemini might give you the wrong information. So cross-checking is always ideal, and you can do it easily thanks to the Google search feature built within the app.

Edit Your Prompt or Questions

Google’s Gemini will give you an answer or response based on the prompt or question you give it. Now, if you don’t like the response it has given you, you can always change the response style. But, what if you still didn’t get the answer you were looking for? Well, in this case, it would be ideal to rephrase your question or prompt. Here is how you can do that.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks
  1. Open up Gemini and tap on the response under the recent option.
  2. You will now see the question or prompt as well as Gemini’s response.
  3. Tap and hold on to the question or prompt that you have sent.
  4. You will see the Copy and edit option show up.
  5. Tap on the Edit option to rephrase your prompt or question.
  6. Once you have rephrased it, you will get a response from Gemini based on the modified question or prompt.

Upvote or Downvote Gemini’s Responses

One of the best ways to help Gemini improve itself and the responses it gives is by liking or disliking the response.  You will see a thumbs-up or thumbs-down icon. If you didn’t like the response, tap on the thumbs-down icon and then provide a reason as to why you disliked Gemini’s particular response to your question or prompt.

Google Gemini Tips and Tricks

This concludes the various tricks and tips that you can follow to make the best use of Google Gemini. Now, these are things that you can do with the basic free version of Google Gemini. When you upgrade to the Gemini Nano or Gemini Advanced, you will be able to perform more complex tasks. And yes, to get those powerful features, you will have to subscribe to one of the paid plans monthly. So, what do you think about Google Gemini? Something useful. Or would you rather just stick with Google Assistant? Share your thoughts down below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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