Google Assistant Wants to 'Tell You Something Good'

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If you have a device with Google Assistant, and if you could use a little positivity in your day, you may want to try out Google's new feature. Since last week, Google has been rolling out a new feature for Google Assistant called Tell Me Something Good. It's meant to offer some uplifting news to help you feel less terrible about the state of our world right now.

To activate the new feature, simply say "Hey Google, tell me something good." The response will be a short summary of a positive news story from the Solutions Journalism Network, an organization that tells stories of people working to solve problems for our communities and our world, rather than just reporting on the problems themselves.

According to a Google blogpost, positive news stories you can expect to hear will be like how "Georgia State University coupled empathy with data to double its graduation rate and eliminate achievement gaps between white and black students, how backyard beekeepers in East Detroit are bringing back the dwindling bee population while boosting the local economy, and how Iceland curbed teen drinking with nightly curfews and coupons for kids to enroll in extracurricular activities."

Good news happens every day, we just don't always hear about it. So, whenever you need a little reminder that good exists, just ask Google to tell you something good.