Apple’s Siri virtual assistant is about to fall another step behind, as Google Assistant will soon gain the ability to allow users to set reminders for other users in your Google Contacts or that have opted in to your Family Group
Using the new “Assignable Reminders” feature, Google users can create a reminder via either voice or text, and set it to be delivered to a phone or via a smart device at a certain place (home or office, for example) or time.
Google says Assignable Reminders can be set to repeat, and users can check a history of reminder sent to other folks, as well as any reminders that have been assigned to the user.
Children under 13 years of age can only use the feature by being granted access to the Assistant on Google Home by adults in the household. Don’t worry about being assigned unwanted reminders, as users can block someone from sending them an Assigned Reminder.
The new feature will be rolling out over the next few weeks in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The feature is compatible with Google’s smart speakers, Android devices, and iPhones and iPads with the Google Assistant app installed.
The free Google Assistant app is available for iOS devices, and is available in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]