On January 19, Xiaomi officially announced that its MiTalk feature will stop operation on February 19. At the time, there were questions about the usefulness of the Xiaomi MIUI 12 remote assistance feature. According to Xiaomi, there is now a new version of the remote assistance feature. This version makes it useful even without the MiTalk. However, there is also a specific tutorial for the setup of the Xiaomi MIUI 12 remote assistance feature. Let’s take a look at the steps
How to start
Go to the Mi App Store to install MiTalk. Please ensure that you have the latest version of this app. The acceptable model is version 1.2.30 and above. The current remote assistance function will work with Xiaomi Call.
The system requirement of the third-party device to control is version 9.10.80 and above. You can check the Xiaomi App Store for updates.
Link the third-party device number
Log in to your Mi account in MiTalk, to get your device number. Also, enter the device number of the other party in the Xiaomi Call dial keypad to start a call.
Click Remote Assistance
After the call connection is successful, click the remote assistance button in the upper left corner to initiate a remote assistance request.
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Enter assistance code
The third-party device (controlled device) will send its assistance code to the controlling device. Enter the assistant code in the pop-up window to successfully establish remote assistance.
Xiaomi MiTalk announces that it will stop service on February 19
According to Xiaomi, it will completely terminate Xiaomi MiTalk at 12:00 on February 19, 2021. If you are a user of this service, you will have to export the chat history by yourself. Also, note that after Xiaomi MiTalk stops service, you can not export any personal data and information in the system. In addition, note that if your device is on Android v8.8.70 and above, you can use batch export.
Xiaomi launched this messaging platform at its inception in 2010. Initially, it was a very popular messaging platform with millions of users. However, over the years, the company lost touch with users. It lost its place to the likes of WeChat and other younger messaging platform. As much as we hate to see MiTalk go, we must admit that its users are not that much. Attempting to maintain such a platform would probably be a loss for Xiaomi.