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More polite wake word

Community Member

I think adding a wake word of "Google please" would be great.

I feel like I am being rude when I say say "hey Google ".  Kind of curt.

Of course it is just a computer programmed designed to respond but we should be trying to raise the level of respect we use in all our interactions regardless.





Community Member

There are a bunch of apps that let you change the hotword. I had "Computer" like Star Trek, for a while. It gets old.

I had that weirdness when first using voice commands. It felt like you were being bossy. You'll get over it, power corrupts 🙂

Imagine working at Amazon, and your name's Alexa 

Community Member

I strongly agree. I hate doing it in front of my toddler especially. I put all this effort into teaching her to be polite and then I go around saying "hey Google, do x"

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello everyone,

Thanks for reaching out.

We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take this as feedback. You can also send your feature request using your Google Home and Nest devices by saying, "Hey Google, send feedback." Visit this link for more steps.

Let us know if you have additional questions or concerns; otherwise, I'll close the thread after 24 hours.

Best regards,