For several years now, the contextual menu that appears when selecting a text on Android, it displays several additional options in addition to clipboard access. One of the first added features to arrive was access to the Google Assistant, although Oreo does offer contextual options when you select addresses, phone numbers, and more.
One of the last pop-up options to arrive is a unit converter Or rather, a shortcut to using the unit converter available in Google search faster than using the clipboard.
Convert units from text picker
The next time you read a recipe and you don’t know how many milliliters are in a tablespoon, you won’t need to copy and paste the number into Google to do the conversion, as the Android text picker works like quick access to unit converter.
Android Text Picker starts showing most users a new pop-up option, when it detects that you have selected a figure in a unit that can be converted. In this case, it shows the Convert menu
By pressing the button, the conversion opens in the Google app, ranging from the original unit to which it is usually converted (for example, from degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit or from kilometers to miles). It is also possible to change the unit manually to become the one you choose.
Basically this function serves as quick access to avoid having to copy and paste the text in another window
Conversion is available for all units and currencies that Google can convert although, since this is a “smart” selection, the recognition is not always correct and sometimes it does not appear or by pressing the button a conversion does not appear, but a Google search.
Via | Android Police