Transactions are coming to Google Assistant

At its annual developer conference, Google announced that Google Assistant will soon support transactions without going through a third-party.

At the conference, Google showed a demonstration of ordering from Panera through Assistant. In theory, users can type or say “order from Panera” and then the Assistant will show a menu for purchasing.

Once the user decides on an order, they can then pay from saved wallet information and use their fingerprint for authentication.

Google says the feature will first launch with Panera, and that it will limit notifications when it comes to receipts and order confirmations. It’s unclear if or when this new ability will make its way to Google Assistant in Canada.