Chrome/Android tip: How to access Google’s new built-in tip calculator

tip calculatorYou can now officially uninstall any third party tip calculator that you’ve installed on your Android device, which is currently cluttering your app drawer. That’s because Google has now included a very functional, useful tip calculator in Google Now – and the best part is that it also works on the Google Chrome web browser, as well, including the Android and desktop versions.

To use the tip calculator, either speak or type, “What is the tip for $30,” “How much is the tip for $40,” or even, “How much should I tip for $50.” Google will default the tip to 15%, but this is easily adjustable up or down depending on the level of service you have received.

You can also split the bill between several different people, and Google will tell you how much each person should tip, along with the total of how much each person should pay.

I’m not sure how long this feature has been included in Google Search and Google Now, but it’s fantastic and incredibly useful. Now I just have to resist the urge to eat out and use this, when I’ve got perfectly good leftovers waiting for me in the fridge…

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.