The homegrown E-commerce company, Flipkart, has announced the launch of its voice search on its mobile platform. The new Flipkart voice search will allow its user to search for products using voice command. This feature works exactly like the Amazon Alexa voice search feature on the platform. However, the voice search on Flipkart is available in Hindi, English as well as Hinglish initially. This feature will make the purchases on the portal simpler for people who are not aware of how to use the online shopping portal to make purchases. So new internet users can simply find what they are looking for by just saying those simple search words.
While announcing the Flipkart voice search the company said, “ If you’re excited about technology getting smarter and smartphone apps being designed to be more useful, we’re sure you’ve thought about the Voice Search option on the Flipkart mobile app. Tapping the search bar on the home screen, you’ll see the mic, the barcode and the camera icon. Tapping the mic icon gives you access to Voice Search. We’ve compiled some tips and tricks here to ensure you become a voice search pro in no time!”
The Flipkart voice search feature is easier to use than typing. So, it would be beneficial for the new-to-Internet consumers in India a faster and convenient way to speak and search, rather than typing in English and Hindi. Also, those who are slow in typing Voice Search makes it swift to search. While those who are not good with spellings, can also just say it, the Voice Search app will do all the work.
According to the company, the Voice Search on the Flipkart app is designed keeping the way Indians speak in mind. All you need to remember is to speak slowly and clearly and you’ll see Voice Search pick it up in a jiffy.
Moreover, if someone is looking for a mobile phone, make sure to use the right keywords with the brand name, the device type, the category or the feature. Eg: Say “Lenovo, smartphone, 4GB.”
Also, one should not speak in long sentences just speak the product name or category, with size and colour and you’ll get better search results. In the case of colour and product size, one should be specific first and then getting more general. If you wanted to buy a sofa and prefer a blue one, you could say “Large blue cotton sofa” instead of just saying “sofa”.
Flipkart says instead of saying “White living room furniture”, you could say “White recliner” and get more targeted results. Besides this, the users can also make use of tool available on Flipkart mobile app such as ‘Filter’ and ‘Sort feature to further fine tune your search results by subcategory, brands, price and popularity.
To recall, last year in April Amazon also introduced Alexa-powered voice search on its Android app, which supports both Hindi and English. Now Flipkart is also in the same boat and providing the same feature on their app.
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