Template Actions for the Google Assistant

Fill in a Google Sheet, Create an Action.

Create Actions for the Google Assistant without writing a single line of code. Fill in a Google Sheet and build a finished Action within minutes.

Key features and capabilities

You can use these key features that the Actions on Google platform provides to build template Actions.

Create an Action within minutes Select the type of Action you want to build, a personality, and your Google Sheet. That's it; your Action is ready for testing.
Build without code If you know how to fill a spreadsheet, you're ready to build an Action. Fill in a Google Sheet with your content to design your Action's functionality.
Choose a pre-defined personality Pick a pre-defined personality when you create an Action from certain templates, offering a voice, tone, music, sound effects, and natural conversational feel for your Action's users without any work on your end.
Expand to different languages Go global with your Action. Upload a Google Sheet for each language you want to support, and users in those locales will automatically be directed to your Action in their language. To learn more about supporting multiple languages on your Action, check out our articles on Localization.
Make an Action for families

Some template Actions comply with the Actions for Families policies, so you can target your Action for a family audience and receive a "For Families" badge in the Assistant Directory.

To learn how to submit your Action for a family audience, first follow our template Action guides to build your Action then reference Submitting your Action on the Actions for Families docs.

Next steps

To build a template Action, read our guides for each type of template:

  • Trivia - Create your own trivia game show putting your friends, family, and other Assistant users in the hot seat. Check out Planet Quiz as an example.

    Build a Trivia Action

  • Personality quiz - Build a personality quiz that rewards survey takers by assigning an enlightening (or quirky) classification based on their answers. Check out the Sorting Hat to learn your Hogwarts house assignment as an example.

    Build a Personality quiz Action

  • Flash cards - Help your friends or study group learn new concepts and test their knowledge with flash cards. Help people learn a new language through words and phrases, or test biology expertise to help a science student ace their next exam.

    Build a Flash cards Action

  • How-to videos - Expand your how-to content's audience to Google Assistant users by building a How-to Action with a How-to Video template.

    Build a How-to Video Action