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You can now set reminders for other people using Google Assistant. Assignable Reminders let you remind friends and family to perform certain tasks at certain times. Or even when they reach a certain location. Which could be both useful and annoying.
How to Assign Google Assistant Reminders
Google launched Assignable Reminders in a post on The Keyword. Glenn Wilson makes it clear that Google has launched this feature to coincide with the kids returning to school. Which is a busy and stressful time for parents and children alike around the world.
Google explains that 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”.
Help your roommate remember to take out the trash or tell your spouse “good luck in the big meeting” with new Assignable reminders on the Assistant. ? https://t.co/5oLYDHL3v3 pic.twitter.com/MApjVwfvON
— Google (@Google) August 15, 2019
To assign a reminder, ask Assistant, “Hey Google, remind [Name] to take out the trash at 7pm”, “Hey Google, remind [Name] to pick up flowers when she gets to New York”, or “Hey Google, remind [Name] that she will do great on tomorrow’s exam”.
Assignable Reminders are rolling out on phones, speakers, and smart displays in the US, UK, and Australia. You can assign reminders to people in your Google family group or those with their accounts linked to the same speaker or smart display.
How to Get More Out of Google Assistant
Assignable Reminders are clearly a potentially useful feature. Particularly for busy families who have far too much going on in their lives. However, Assignable Reminders could also be misused for nagging people to do stuff they don’t want to do.
If you’re new to Google Assistant be sure to read our beginner’s guide to Google Assistant. And once you’ve got the hang of the basics, you can then use these Google Assistant IFTTT recipes designed to boost your productivity levels.