Google confirms G Suite customers can’t set reminders in Google Assistant
Setting a reminder or an alarm is one of the first things one does when using the Google Assistant. It’s the most basic functionality offered by the Assistant and I tend to use it every day. The feature was previously available to all Google Assistant users, however, it seems like Google has now removed the functionality for G Suite customers.
According to a recent question posted on the Google support forums, G Suite users are facing issues while trying to set reminders with the Google Assistant. When asked to set a reminder, the Assistant now replies with, “Reminders are currently not available for G Suite users.” This is rather odd since the reminders feature is quite essential, especially for business users.
The company has since confirmed that the reminders features has currently been disabled for G Suite users. In response to the question, Google Assistant Community Manager Matt B., said, “As some of you may have noticed already, we are no longer supporting the ability for G Suite users to set reminders with the Assistant as we work to improve the experience. We will update this thread with any new information as soon as we have it.”
This news was met with criticism from many G Suite users, who took to Reddit to vent their frustration. As of now, there’s no further information from the company regarding the missing feature. It’s also not clear what improvements Google plans to bring to the feature for G Suite users. It is worth noting, however, that Google rolled out G Suite calendar integration with the Assistant earlier this year in June. The feature allowed users to listen to their calendar appointments using the Assistant.
Source: Google support