Assignable reminders come to Google Assistant and smart home devices

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Instead of calling them or reminding them about it in person, you can rely now on Google to send a notification on their phones or Smart Displays about it.

The feature, dubbed assignable reminders, simply requires you to say something like "Hey Google, remind Cornelius to grab some croissants tomorrow morning". Recipients must also be in the senders' Google Contacts.

Google Assistant reminders are a useful tool if you've ever been even the least bit scatter-brained.

In the next few weeks, consumers will be able to use Google Assistant to remind friends and family to do specific chores - from buying milk to walking the dog.

Users in Australia, US, and the United Kingdom can expect to start using the assignable reminders from next month-and that basically means it is now only available in English language.

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(Photo: Google) Users can soon send reminders to household members using Google Assistant.

Beginning in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, the feature will be available over users' phones, speakers and smart displays. Google is now doubling down on the reminder feature for Assistant with a new feature that lets users assign reminders to their friends and family. As of right now, there is no way to do so via a smart speaker or a smart display, though Google is apparently working on this for the future. For a business account, Google is definitely slow to bring much wanted feature access to Google Assistant.

As expected, you can't just send reminders to random people. Cornelius will receive a notification throughout his assistant devices both when the reminder is created and at the time denoted.

You can use your voice to ask Google to remind somebody, or yourself, of time and location specific things, from good luck messages to reminders to pay bills or reminders that only pop up on people's phones when they go to a certain area or place.

For example, a user might say: "Hey Google, remind Greg to take out the trash at 8 p.m".