Now on Tap was one of the major announcements Google made at its I/O 2015 event along with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The feature can inspect whatever is happening on your screen, irrespective of the app you are in, and displays contextual information related to the content. The app has now received an update which adds support of new languages, flight status and more. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealedAlso Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear mask
For those who are unaware, Now on Tap feature is available on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and above. The working of this feature is pretty simple when listening to music or when in your mail, long press on home button will bring up information related to the artist name or something relevant. Basically, the information would be based on whatever is on your screen. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
The latest Now on Tap update gains the ability to track flights and packages. When you re looking in your email or text message that has the tracking number, Now on Tap will show you tracking information about the same.
Now on Tap can also show information related to the news section for certain events or personalities. The section is located below the information cluster, and tapping on any news item will directly take you to that particular news article. A new screenshot feature has also been added to Now on Tap, which can be activated from the share icon that is present on the bottom left corner.
Lastly, Now on Tap also gets support for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Korean languages. On its blog, Google mentioned that it will soon be adding support for more languages.