Google Now gives Users the Ability to Send Family and Friends Reminders through Assistant

Google is releasing a new feature for Google Assistant called “Assignable Reminders,” which let people send reminders to others…

The Google Assistant is getting a new tool for the absent-minded. It’s called “assignable reminders” and it does precisely what the name implies. Now, people can set and send reminders to others — but not just anyone.

Google Assistant Assignable Reminders Rolling Out

Google Assistant assignable reminders work for connected people. Just launch the Assistant and create a reminder on a phone or smart speaker. The recipient will receive a notification, along with time and location.

The option only works for people within a Google Family Group or having accounts linked to a particular device. Also, it’s possible to block assigned reminders.

Glenn Wilson, Google Assistant Product Manager, writes:

“Assignable reminders on the Google Assistant help families and housemates better collaborate and stay organized while at home or on the go. This means you can now create reminders for your partner or roommate to do things like pick up the groceries, pay a recurring bill, walk the dog—or send them a note of encouragement when they need it the most.”

Google Assistant assignable reminders will become available in the next few weeks in the US, UK, and Australia, for phones and speakers in English.

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