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18:35  16 august  2019
18:35  16 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people © Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Close-up of Google Home Mini smart speaker with lights illuminated in a smart home in San Ramon, California, with Google Wifi mesh network router in background, March 26, 2019. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

Gone are the days when you'd write a note on a piece of paper to remind someone to do something. Instead, you now leave reminders on your smart speaker.

Google Assistant devices in the U.S., U.K. and Australia will get an upgrade over the next few weeks to allow you to set reminders for other people.

For example, if you want to leave a reminder for your roommate to pay a bill or your husband that it's his day to pick up the kids from school, you can ask your Google Assistant to remind them for you. You can set a reminder at a specific time or at a specific location.

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Google Assistant is extending the reminder feature common to most voice assistants to allow users to leave reminders for other people . Reminders are a fairly basic idea. You can ask Google Assistant to remind you of something at a designated time or location, and it will let you know via

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Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people
Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people

Reminders can be set on phones, speakers and Smart Displays, and will work with Google Nest Hub Max when it’s available later this fall. When you set a reminder, the person will get a notification the reminder was set in addition to being reminded again at the time or location set in the reminder.

You can only set reminders for people in your Google Family group or who have their accounts linked to the same speaker or Smart Display. The person also must be in your Google contacts. You can also block someone from sending you reminders.

Hey Google: Assistant update lets you set reminders for other people © Joan Cros/NurPhoto Google Home assistant Hub, exhibited during the Mobile World Congress, on February 27, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

For parents, more often than not, the people you need to remind are your kids. For those who are under 13 years old, there is the option to create an account and link it to the Google Home through the Family Link app, so you can ensure you've reminded them in every way possible to grab their backpack before going to school.

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