Google, has rolled out a new update to its Google Calendar mobile applications for Android and iOS this week which brings with it a new reminder feature for users to enjoy.
Once the update has landed on your Google Calendar the feature will help you keep track of your to-dos alongside your scheduled events. Check out the video below to see the new feature in action and learn more about its functionality.
Vijay Umapathy, Product Manager at Google explains moreover on the official Gmail Blog :
You might already create calendar entries to remind you to call the doctor or pick up groceries on the way home. But while those entries come and go, Reminders stick with you over time so you can track them until they are actually done. If a Reminder isn’t completed, it will appear at the top of your Calendar the next day. And the next. When you do finally call the doctor or pick up those necessities, just swipe the Reminder away … and you’re onto the next to-do.
Another way Reminders are more useful than events is that Calendar adds things like phone numbers and addresses automatically. So if you add a Reminder to make a call or run an errand, the number or address will be right there when you need it. Just like Inbox by Gmail, Calendar uses information from your contacts, as well as Google’s knowledge graph to provide this extra bit of help.