O Google announced, this Tuesday (20), the end of Reminders in its calendar. With the change, the warnings tool will be migrated to the Google Tasks, which also belongs to the Workspace suite. The “to do” app will also get a new button to transform emails from Gmail on errands.
The announcement was published on the brand’s blog. In the publication, the company said that it will soon simplify its task management solution by moving reminders from Google Calendar to Tasks. Thus, users will be able to check and control all information in one place.
“The ideal solution finds you where your thoughts and productive moments happen – whether you’re working on your laptop, making a to-do list on your phone, or just need a way to capture thoughts on the go,” they announced. “That’s why we’re making it easier for our products to work better together, no matter where or how you work.”
Update will arrive in the next few months.
Despite the announcement, the changes will not be immediate. Google said that “in the coming months”, users will be greeted with a notification to test Tasks. This warning will be issued when creating a reminder with Google Calendar or Assistant on mobile or computer.
“Just open the notification to move your reminders to Google Tasks and manage all your tasks in one place,” they stated.
It is worth remembering that Google Tasks can be accessed through the Workspace services on the computer and through the mobile app:
Google Tasks is closer to Gmail
The measure will offer a leading role to Tasks. In addition to the migration, the company highlighted some new functions to increase productivity with the platform, such as a shortcut to create a reminder for an email received. To do this, just hit the “Add to Tasks” button in Gmail itself.
Users will also be able to create reminders through the Assistant. With this integration, the user only needs to use voice commands such as “remind me to call my dad every Thursday at 6pm”. Then the new entry will be taken to Tasks so you don’t forget any important actions in everyday life.
With information: Android Authority and Google (Blog)