Find it difficult to keep track of everything going on in your life? Google Assistant can help.
Now, when you open the Assistant app on your phone, it will show a “visual overview of your day” including how long it’ll take to get to work, any bills that are due, meetings you’re scheduled to attend, and more, Google announced Tuesday. Google is rolling this out to Assistant on iOS and Android this week.
“Travel times are front and center, so you know when to hit the road whether you’re getting ready for work, a lunch meeting, or heading home for the night,” Google Assistant Product Manager Deniz Binay wrote in a blog post. “As you scroll down, you’ll see your agenda, reminders, restaurant or movie reservations, your favorite stocks, upcoming bills, packages in transit, and suggestions for new Actions you should try.”
On iOS, you’ll see these personal updates as soon as you open the app. On Android, you can access this feature by tapping the new inbox icon in the top right corner of the screen once you’ve activated Assistant.
In the future, the feature will offer even more information.
“We’ll continue to add more useful features to your snapshot over time—for example, an overview of your notes and lists from Google Keep, Any.do, Bring!, Todoist and others; a new discovery section to help you find activities nearby; reminders on where you parked; personalized recommendations for music and podcasts; and much more,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, if you have a phone equipped with Assistant, placing calls might soon be a thing of the past. At Google I/O, the company showed off a developing product, dubbed Google Duplex, that uses Assistant to make calls for you. As in, carrying on a full conversation with the real person on the end of the line, so you don’t have to.