Last week, reminders were redesigned on Android in Google Assistant, while the functionality for G Suite accounts was completely removed. Google announced today that members of your family or household can now be assigned assistant reminders.
Assigning a reminder will send a notification straight to the person involved on their mobile and assistant devices. The assignor will be informed immediately after the reminder is set and again at the due date / time and location.
Reminders go off as usual on a Nest Hub and notice the assignor now. This function makes a lot of sense on the upcoming Nest Hub Max, with Face Match working to ensure that the expected person receives alerts.
Assigning is as easy as adding “remind [ x ]” to the beginning of a command: “Hey Google, remind Greg to take out the trash at 8 p.m.” Another feature that operates now is “Hey Google, what are my reminders for [x]?”
Google hopes that this feature will enhance collaboration and organisation, especially ahead of the season at college. For instance, the company foresees people leaving encouraging notes: “Hey Google, remind Mary that she’s going to do great on the exam tomorrow.” It can also be used in households with roommates beyond families.
This feature works with your family group’s people and those with Google Accounts that are linked to a Google Home with Voice Match. The recipient of a reminder is another requirement in your Google Contacts list.
Family Link can also be accessible for children under the age of 13, while there is an option to prevent anyone from sending reminders. When this capability is live, Google Assistant settings will gain a new section of Assignable reminders.
Google Assistant’s ability to assign reminders is rolling out on Android and iOS devices, speakers, and smart displays in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Australia “over the next few weeks.”