Google now has a new humming feature for phones

Did you like a song but forgot the song title? Google has the solution with ‘hum to search’!

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In a delight for music lovers, Google has announced a new capability where you can hum, whistle or sing a melody to find out the song that has been stuck in your head - no lyrics, artist name or ideal pitch required. I think we can all safely say that the world's been waiting a long time for an app like this that actually works properly, and if Google continue to support this tool, there's every chance it's got itself a winning idea on its hands.

Then start humming for 10-15 seconds.

Google can now search for songs with just a hum. Google has added a new feature to help you with this. Wake the assistant and say "Ok Google, what's this song?" and then hum the tune. And don't worry, you don't need a ideal presentation to use this feature. Between this and Spotify's search by lyrics feature, no matter what song you can't remember, technology has you covered. "We've built machine learning models that can match your hum, whistle or singing to the right "fingerprint". The feature is working with the help of machine learning models to "transform the audio into a number-based sequence representing the song's melody", that it is comparing to existing songs. The feature is now being rolled out for select regions, including India and here's how you enable or disable the feature from within the app itself.

You can humming, whistling or singing the song through the company's search app and it will recognize it. We've all been there and have experienced the frustration of having a song on repeat in our heads.

Currently, the functionality is only in English but Google promises other language options in the future.