That is going to sound wild after I say it, however Google announced in September of final yr that Google Assistant reminders would transfer over to Google Duties because the default app for them going ahead. They mentioned that change would occur “quickly,” so we figured inside a couple of weeks and even a few months. That change is just now rolling out to everybody and you’ll go forward and set it up instantly should you aren’t prompted to take action.
So we’re on the identical web page, I’m speaking concerning the reminders which might be created from you shouting “Hey Google, remind me to purchase beer at 4PM!” That’s a reminder that Google Assistant has dealt with eternally. Assistant would even include an inventory of reminders you could possibly handle as primarily the hub of your reminder life. Since that by no means actually made a lot sense, Google has determined that Google Duties is a greater location for these reminders to stay. Whereas that is yet one more bizarre change by Google, I feel it can finally be the best transfer with out Google releasing an app referred to as Google Reminders.
A few Google Duties updates rolled out this week which have now triggered the change. The most recent replace I obtained this morning is 2023.05.08.530550774.1.
Upon getting that new model of Google Duties, chances are you’ll obtain a notification saying the next:
See reminders in Google Duties: Higher arrange your to-dos utilizing lists, sorting and extra. You’ll be able to nonetheless use your voice to set reminders with Google Assistant.
Do you have to not see an automatic immediate concerning the change, you need to be capable to manually begin the method by saying “Reminders” to Google Assistant.
In the event you faucet on that notification or the “Begin setup” button, you’ll be taken to a brand new display screen that tells you all about seeing reminders in Google Duties, you can proceed utilizing your voice with Google Assistant units, that it’ll be the one-stop store for all your reminders, and it really works with Gmail and Chat as a result of it has change into the central hub for a lot of these actions.
When you click on one other “begin setup” from that display screen, Google will then try and import any remaining Assistant reminders you’ve into Duties. For instance, I had no less than 4 and they’re all now, together with a pair that I had created this morning earlier than the change went stay. It took a few minutes, however we’re all good.
You also needs to see a pop-up about notifications from Duties. If for some cause you haven’t turned on notifications for Google Duties, you’ll wish to achieve this to get notifications about your reminders. You are able to do this from the immediate informing you of this or by heading into Settings>Apps>Duties after which switching Notifications to “Allowed.”
For these curious, Google Hold reminders are separate from these. You’ll be able to nonetheless preserve and handle Hold reminders inside Hold. Nonetheless, going ahead, should you shout at Google Assistant to set a reminder, it’ll load that into Google Duties.
Get used to Google Duties, associates.
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