Google has today added a new ‘Assignable Reminders’ feature to the Google Assistant, that helps families and friends better collaborate and stay organized. You can now send reminders to your family, such as taking out the trash in the morning, by simply asking the Google Assistant instead of having to do it in person.
To set up an Assignable Reminder, ask your Assistant something like, “Hey Google, remind Greg to take out the trash at 8pm.” Greg will then get a notification on both his Assistant-enabled Smart Display, speaker and phone when the reminder is created. Greg will get notified again at the exact time you asked your Assistant to remind him.
You can even quickly see which reminders you’ve assigned to Greg, simply by saying, “Hey Google, what are my reminders for Greg?” Google says the feature will also work for location-based reminders with a specific address or landmark:
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 a senders’ Google Contacts. For parents who want to give their kids access to the Assistant on Google Home, you can create an account for kids under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) through Family Link, then link their Google Account and voice to Google Home.
Assignable Reminders will be available over the next few weeks in English on phones, speakers and Smart Displays in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, and will work with Google Nest Hub Max when it’s available later this fall.