According to a new report, Google Tasks will soon replace Google Assistant’s ‘Reminder’ in the company’s Calendar app. Do note that this was spotted in the Google Calendar 2022.24.0.x, a version that has not been widely rolled out yet.
Google Tasks are set to replace Assistant ‘Reminders’ in Google Calendar
Starting with that version, though, Assistant’s Reminders will essentially become Google Tasks. That is a long-awaited change, and a welcomed one. Having both is completely unnecessary, and if you were using both services, you know exactly what I’m talking about. They essentially do the same thing, so… there’s really no point.
This way things are far more centralized, and a lot less confusing. This follows the news that surfaced earlier this month, which said that Google Assistant is losing the ability to set both location-based and assigned reminders.
‘Google Reminders’ have been around for a long time. The main way people used it was through Google Assistant, though. They’re integrated into a lot of services, but were always conflicting with Google Tasks… in a way.
Let’s just hope that the transition will be smooth. What’s interesting is that Google Calendar still says “All your reminders are still available in Google Keep”. Needless to say, that’s a bit weird, as the Keep app only shows reminders that are assigned to notes, and not your entire to-do lists, notes 9to5Google.
Let’s hope Google will turn the existing reminders into Tasks
It would be nice if Google turned existing reminders into Tasks. That way the transition would be a lot smoother. Whatever the company ends up doing, I just hope they won’t simply remove Reminders altogether, so that people don’t miss some of them.
For those of you who are unaware of what Google Tasks is, it’s essentially Google’s services for managing to-dos. That service and app have deep integration with Google services, including Gmail, and it can be accessed from the sidebar when you’re using Gmail on your PC. Google Tasks service is free to use, of course.