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You Can Now Send Reminders to Family Members With Google Assistant

Assignable reminders are arriving for Google Assistant, allowing you to send friendly little reminders to those in your family or anyone you may live with.

For example, ask your Assistant, “Hey Google, remind Tim to take out the trash at 8pm.” Tim will then get a notification on their Assistant-enabled devices when the reminder is created so that it’s on the radar. Tim will get notified again at the exact time you asked your Assistant to remind him. You can also see which reminders you’ve assigned to Tim by saying, “Hey Google, what are my reminders for Tim?”

In to addition to time-based reminders, location-based reminders will work, too. As Google explains, “if you want to remind Claire to pick up flowers—and you don’t know the exact time she’ll be going shopping—just say, “Hey Google, remind Claire to pick up flowers when she gets to the San Francisco Ferry Building.” The Assistant will then create a reminder that will pop-up for Claire when the Assistant recognizes that she has arrived at the Ferry Building.”

You can send and receive reminders only from people who are in your Google family group or those who have their accounts linked to the same Smart Display or speaker as you and are Voice Matched. The recipient must also be in the sender’s Google Contacts. Lastly, you can block people from sending you reminders, just in case this sounds super annoying.

Assignable reminders will be available over the next few weeks in English on phones, speakers and Smart Displays in the US, UK and Australia, and Google says it will work with the Google Nest Hub Max when it’s available later this fall.

// Google

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