'Hey Google' to help you set reminders for everyone in the family

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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.

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 or Smart Display. The person also must be in your Google contacts. You can also block someone from sending you reminders.

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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