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Google is rolling out super-useful assignable reminders in Assistant

Google is rolling out super-useful assignable reminders in Assistant

It can be hard to keep up with all the features packed into Google Assistant, especially because a lot of the recent additions are underwhelming and don't get much use. Google's latest Assistant rollout is different. The new assignable reminders sound like a fun and useful feature, and they're coming your way soon. Well, in select markets.

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[Update: Google clarifies] Google is forcing reminders to go through Assistant

[Update: Google clarifies] Google is forcing reminders to go through Assistant

A few days ago, we told you about one big improvement with Google's reminders, which now finally use unbundled notifications and let you act on each one separately. Part of that article also showed off a new interface for reminders, which looks more in line with Google's recent Material Design approach. However, there are a few other aspects in that interface that we didn't delve into, chief among them is the fact that Google's reminders now require Assistant and won't work without it.

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Google Assistant reminders get way more useful as notifications become unbundled

Google Assistant reminders get way more useful as notifications become unbundled

With one of the first posts I wrote here at AP, I lamented the erratic and broken system of reminders that permeates several different Google products. In the two and a half years since, even with the relaunch of the Google Tasks app, very few of the problems I pointed out have been remedied in any meaningful way. Recently, however, one of my biggest bugbears appears to have finally been addressed.

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Google Messages v4.4 prepares reminder notifications and federated learning, expands Assistant to attachments [APK Teardown]

Google Messages v4.4 prepares reminder notifications and federated learning, expands Assistant to attachments [APK Teardown]

As we continue to wait for things like proper spam blocking and true universal RCS support for everybody, we can still look to Google Messages to bring some new features. The latest update is testing a new Assistant integration in the attachments screen, and a teardown shows that Federated Learning is growing beyond its starting point in Gboard. There's also a hint about a reminder notification that could help us deal with messages a little more efficiently.

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[Update: They're back] Google reminders are broken in search, again

[Update: They're back] Google reminders are broken in search, again

Google may need a reminder on how reminders are supposed to work. Multiple users have complained about not being able to set reminders with Google search — it's a feature that has gone missing time and again over the past couple of years.

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At A Glance widget on Pixel Launcher is adding reminders and Assistant tips

At A Glance widget on Pixel Launcher is adding reminders and Assistant tips

One of the nicer features of the Pixel Launcher is the smart At A Glance widget that shows the date and weather most times, then surfaces important and timely information when you need it. Currently, it's the place for calendar events, upcoming flights, and traffic conditions, but it's working on adding two more types of info.

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Reminders are starting to show up in Google Assistant and Home's settings

Reminders are starting to show up in Google Assistant and Home's settings

For the longest time, it seemed like there was no sense in the madness for the way Google displays different things and settings between the Feed, Assistant, Search, and other entities, but I'm starting to spot a pattern where all of the Assistant-related features are being moved to the Assistant. Today's news falls right into that scope: Reminders are now shown along with other Assistant settings such as Shortcuts, Purchases, Home control, and more.

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Google rolls out fix for setting alarms and reminders on Google Home speakers

Google rolls out fix for setting alarms and reminders on Google Home speakers

Asking a Google Home to set an alarm or reminder is a rudimentary use for one of those smart speakers. But it seems some users recently found that their Google Home failed to sound alarms and reminders that were set. Now Google is saying that a fix has been rolled out and those functions are working again.

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You can now set location-based reminders from Google Home

You can now set location-based reminders from Google Home

Remember how long it took Google to make reminders work on Google Home? I won't bore you by recounting the whole sage, but the wait was substantial. At least adding new reminder features isn't taking too long. We heard some weeks back about location-based reminders in Assistant for phones, but the Home release was "in the coming weeks." For once, Google actually meant "in the coming weeks." It's live right now on a Home near you.

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Google Pay Send v22 rolls out with branding changes and enables payment reminders [APK Download]

Google Pay Send v22 rolls out with branding changes and enables payment reminders [APK Download]

If you were around for yesterday's activities, you've already seen that Android Pay has been switched over to the new Google Pay branding, along with some upgrades to both the look and function. As part of the announcement, we were told that the Google Wallet app would be undergoing a short term rebranding of its own, taking on the name Google Pay Send. That version is now here, and unsurprisingly, it has been given some minor visual touch-ups. But not only that, it actually also got the reminders feature that was recently spotted in a teardown.

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