Google Can Remember Things for You
How do you remember important things that you think you might forget? Some rely on their brain to memorize information while others prefer writing things down on post-it notes. There are a ton of digital note-taking apps - from Evernote to Trello - that can also help you remember anything with ease.
There’s another interesting option from Google that you may wish to explore for remembering things. It’s called Google Assistant, the voice assistant app that is now available on newer Android phones. If you don’t have one, you can still use Google assistant inside the Google Allo app that is available for both iPhone and Android.
To get started, say “OK Google” to launch Google Assistant on your phone and then say “Remember ..” followed by the information you would like Google to remember. For instance, you could say:
- Remember my favorite color is blue
- Remember that my registration number is Z1234
- Remember that I parked the car in the 2nd level
- Remember that my hotel room safe code is 6666
You can launch the Google Assistant anytime later and ask Google for information that was previously stored.
You could say something like “What did I say about my favorite color?” or “What’s my registration number?” If Google is unable to understand your question, you could say “What did I ask you to remember” and it will show a list of 5 most recent things you’ve asked Google to remember.
If the list has grown big, you can also use your voice to instruct Google to forget things it remembers. You could say “Forget what I said about my favorite color” or say “What did I ask you to remember” and tap the “Forget #” option to erase any of the listed items from Google’s memory.
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Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.