Google Assistant will be quiet with its responses to certain smart home commands.
Google is working on instituting a universal chime in place of vocalized confirmations when you are in the same room.
In other words, asking Google to turn off a device in the room you are in won’t involve hearing a vocal response about that action.
If you have a smart home powered by Google Assistant, you might be familiar with this situation. You ask Google to turn off the fan in the kitchen, and it responds with a lengthy statement: “Sure, turning off the fan in the kitchen.” However, with some other commands, Assistant will make a simple chime noise without vocalizing anything.
According to a recent announcement from the Google Assistant team, the chime will happen all the time soon, as long as you are in the same room as the request. The team has heard your complaints and is working to make Google Assistant quiet when responding to simple tasks.