Directory information

Before publishing your Action, you need to provide information about your Action. This information shows up on your Assistant directory page.

It's important that you promote and highlight your Action's capabilities and provide everything users need to know about your Action. A good directory page includes the following details:

  • Description: A brief summary of what the Action can do and its features.
  • Sample invocations (Optional): This teaches users how to invoke your Actions after they discover them.
  • Icon and banner images: These images reflect your brand and differentiate your Action from other ones.

In the Actions console, go to Deploy > Directory information to review and update your Assistant directory page.

Directory information can be specified for each language and locale your Action uses. To change to the directory information for another language, click the language at the top of the section and enter your translated information. Read localized publishing for more information.

Language selector for an Action's directory information

Description

Short and full descriptions give users an idea of what your Action does:

  • The short description is a single line summary of your Action.
  • The full description gives additional details on what users can do with your Action.

The description section of the directory information page

Images

These are logo and banner images used on your Assistant directory page as well as in Assistant when a user is interacting with your Action.

  • Small logo should be 192x192.
  • Large banner image should be 1920x1080.
  • Both images should be scaled to the above sizes, have transparent backgrounds, and use the PNG format.

The images section of the directory information page

Contact details

Contact details is publicly available on your Action's Assistant directory page and allows users to contact you directly about issues and feedback.

The contact details section of the directory information page

This section is used to set links to your publicly available privacy policy (required) and terms of service (optional) for your Action.

The privacy and consent section of the directory information page

Additional invocation phrases

By default, an invocation is automatically generated for your Action. Additional sample invocations can be added, which are displayed to users on your Action's directory page.

Read more about invocation.

Additional information

This section includes:

  • Category: The category that best describes your Action. This helps users find your Action.
  • For Families: Specifies if your Action is a part of the Actions for Families program.
  • Alcohol and Tobacco: If yes, you must include an age verification at the start of your conversation.
  • Testing instructions: Additional information Google testers may need in order to approve your Action.
  • Transactions: Options for physical and digital goods sales through your Action.
  • Mic policy: Option to specify if your Action leaves the mic open at any time, without prompting users for input.
  • Interactive Canvas: Option to specify if you Action uses Interactive Canvas.

The additional information section of the directory information page