It was discovered at the beginning of this month that Google Assistant is losing the ability to set both assigned and location-based reminders. As Google Tasks is taking the role of the outdated Assistant Reminders system in Google Calendar, a broader change appears to be under way.
Regarding APK Insight: We’ve decompiled the most recent version of an app that Google put on the Play Store in our APK Insight post. When we decompile these files—known as APKs for Android apps—we can find numerous lines of code that allude to potential future features. Remember that Google might or might not ever deploy these features, and our understanding of what they are might be limited. However, we’ll try to give those that are nearly finished a chance to demonstrate how they’ll seem if they do ship. Read on with that in mind.
There has long been a Google Reminders integration with several first-party services. There is also the Google app, Keep, and Calendar, as well as Google Assistant and how it may be accessible via assistant.google.com/reminders . However, the experience is a little dated despite its prominent location, and accessing it graphically on Android seems extremely shabby.
Google Calendar 2022.24.0.x which is not yet extensively disseminated out reveals that Reminders are now tasks.
To stay on top of your tasks and receive notifications about them wherever you are in Google Workspace, use Tasks.
You can create a Reminder or Task from the FAB on Calendars for Android and iOS (but not the web) (Floating Action Button). The latter is indicated in the calendar view by the round checkmark icon, whilst the former makes use of a string fastened to a finger.
The Google Tasks sidebar is available in other apps and has strong Gmail connectivity (drag to create on the web), making it Workspaces’ to-do list option. It can be free users , but given the first-party integrations, particularly with Assistant, most users would choose Reminders.
All of your reminders are still accessible in Google Keep, according to a notice on Google Calendar. The Keep app only displays reminders that are linked to notes, not your complete to-do list, so that in and of itself is a little odd.
Google’s 9TO5 Despite the strings that were added today, which call the modifications a reminders migration, there are still many of questions about how everything will be put into practice. At the very least, it appears that you won’t be able to add a reminder to your calendar any longer, leaving only the Google Tasks interface as an option.
Nevertheless, it’s not clear if already-existing Reminders will be converted into Tasks or if they’ll be completely deleted from Calendar. Despite the fact that Google Keep is a more consumer-focused note-taking service, it seems unusual that Reminders still persists in the app.
Last but not least, it’s unclear when any of this will occur since sideloading the updated Calendar today doesn’t result in migration prompts.
In general, it is evident that Google Reminders is undergoing adjustments. Once the dust settles, the Memory function that we previously discussed in the Google app might take its place.