Google Assistant Will Soon Let You Assign Reminders for Friends and Family

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Google Assistant is about to gain a new reminder feature that allows you to get someone else to do your bidding.


Called Assignable Reminders, the feature lets you set reminders for other people, so long as they are in your Google Contacts or opted in to your Family Group.

You can create a reminder using your voice ("Hey Google") or text, and set it to be delivered to a phone or via a smart device at a certain time, or make it geo-location aware so it shows up when the person arrives at a particular place, like the home or office.

According to Google, Assignable Reminders can be set to repeat, and you'll be able to check a history of reminders you sent to other people and any that have been assigned to you.

For children under 13 to use assignable reminders, they must be granted access to the Assistant on Google Home by adults in the household, and all users can block someone from sending them Assignable Reminders.

Assignable Reminders will roll out over the next few weeks in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. The feature will work on Google's smart speakers, Android devices, and iPhones and iPads with the Google Assistant app installed.

Google's Assistant app is a free download for iOS, available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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15 months ago

Seriously, F-off Google!
You don’t need to see my contacts, body sensors, call logs, SMS, calendar, camera, and phone for me to use even the damn play store.

Maybe if Apple had that information Siri would be half as good as Google Assistant, just saying tho
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15 months ago

To each and their own.
Siri is working fine for what I need it to do.

So if Apple added all of the features that Google Assistant has you would not use them?
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15 months ago
I could see how this, used in a respectful way, could be really helpful - need the capability to say "No can't do that..". But I wouldn't want to give my wife the keys to this...

Apple should come up with the capability for tied to its Reminders list, its a great idea.
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15 months ago
first person to do this to me gets blocked :-P

good thing I don't have Google Assistant on anything I guess
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15 months ago
Ask not what the 'Behaviour Manipulation Machine' (Google) can do for you....
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15 months ago

Google Assistant is about to gain a new reminder feature that allows you to get someone else to do your bidding.

I legitimately lol'd at this.

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