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Google Now reminders can finally be set with just your voice

A new server-side update now makes it possible to set Google Now reminders using nothing but your voice, no need to click anything to set it.
May 23, 2014

If you’re at all like me (Read: extremely forgetful), Google Now is a lot like a brain-extension, helping you to remember the tasks that odds are you’d forget without its help. Reminders are extremely useful for a variety of scenarios: whether you simply want to remember to pick up an item at the store, whether you want to be reminded of a specific time to call someone, and the list goes on.

Of course, setting a reminder using Google Now and your voice hasn’t been as smooth as a process as we’d like — until today. Previously if you asked Google to set a reminder you’d still have to make a manual tap to actually set the reminder, not a big deal granted, but still an extra step. Starting today, Google has turned on a server-side change that allows you to guide the entire process by voice with no need to touch anything.

Overall, this isn’t a massive change, but it’s still a welcome one. We also wager that many of these hands-free voice improvements we’ve been seeing recently are Google’s way of getting their ducks in the row for the upcoming release of Android Wear-powered devices. Here’s to hoping this is just the beginning.