It will soon no longer be possible to set reminders based on your position or to send reminders to relatives using the Google Assistant.
Galaxy Watch 4 owners will not have had time to enjoy it for long. The Google Assistant is removing two features related to its reminders (or reminders in English). The Mountain View company has even modified the support page dedicated to this subject to prepare users.
So what is changing? The first feature to go is the ability to create a reminder based on where you are. For example, you can ask the assistant to remind you to buy a baguette when you are near your favorite bakery, simply by entering the address of the latter. This will no longer be possible.
In the menu dedicated to reminders, a small banner also reminds you of this: “You will soon no longer be able to set reminders by location. »
On the support page, Google still offers an alternative which consists of using routines instead. As pointed out 9to5Googlethe suggestion might seem odd when Google Keep, Google’s note-taking app, also offers reminders based on your location.
More aggressive passive
The second feature to leave the Google Assistant will not bring tears to the cottages. This is the ability to send a reminder to a member of your family group.
As indicated Android Policethis is a fairly effective feature, but it can sometimes take a passive aggressive turn due to the very automatic tone of the messages sent.
Here too, Google has taken the lead. If you use it, the wizard will tell you that this type of reminder will soon disappear. The dedicated support page also states: “This feature will soon be removed. You can still assign reminders in Google Chat or Gmail. »
For the time being, we do not know when the Mountain View company intends to disconnect these two uses definitively. We have contacted Google about these two removals and will update the article once they respond.
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