Add reminder in Google Chrome: how to do it?
If you have trouble remembering tasks you need to do, having notifications alerting you to them is an excellent idea to work around the problem. In this guide, we will teach you how to add a reminder in Google Chrome, very useful if you use it as a browser.
Read on to find out everything about Google Calendar and learn how to use it for reminders!
1. What is Google Calendar?
We will start our guide by explaining what is the tool we recommend using to add a reminder in Google Chrome, Google Calendar.
It is a calendar service for scheduling and time management developed by Google, which was made available in beta in 2006 and was released to the public in July 2009, both on the web for internet browsers and in apps for smartphones with Android and iPhone.
Allows your users to create and edit events, and can enable reminder for events with type and time options. You can also add event locations, in addition to inviting other users to them.
Users can enable or disable the visibility of special calendars, including Birthdays, where the app fetches the birth dates of their Google contacts and shows them, or the Holidays, a country-specific calendar showing the dates of special occasions.
Over time, Google added features that make use of machine learning, such as:
- Gmail events: Where information regarding events in users' Gmail automatically goes to Google Calendar;
- Sticky notes: Where users add activities to be done that can be updated automatically with new information and can serve as a reminder in Google Chrome;
- Smart suggestions: Where the app recommends titles, contacts and locations when creating events;
- Goals: Where users enter information about a specific personal goal and the app automatically schedules activity at optimal times.
Smartphone apps have received mixed reviews, with many saying they are very good at design and others criticizing design. In addition, some of the main tools have also been highly criticized.
Below are lists of the main features of Google Calendar, which are present in all its versions:
- Users can create and edit events, which can either have a specific time to start and end, or can last for an entire day;
- Users can enable a feature "Recurrent", with very customizable frequency parameters;
- Users can add colors to events to better recognize them and distinguish them from others;
- The events are visible in different modes, which can be day by day, each week, each month or a defined agenda;
- Locations can be added to make it easier to understand the location of the events;
- Users can add notifications of various types, such as email, mobile notifications or reminders in Google Chrome, as well as times for them;
- Users can invite others to events. In case they are Google Calendar users, they will be added to your calendar. In case they are not, they will receive an email where they can choose "Yes", “Not" or "Perhaps";
- It has privacy tools that allow the user to define the levels of public visibility of the entire calendar as well as individual events;
- You can define different time zones for events;
- You can enable and disable the visibility of any special calendar.
2. How to use Google Calendar to add a reminder in Google Chrome?
Now that you know everything about the Google Calendar tool, which we will use to teach you the step-by-step how to add a reminder in Google Chrome.
The first step in being able to do this is to create the event that will serve as a reminder. This can be done by going to the official website of the platform. There, you must create a Google account, in case you don't already have one, or log in to your existing account.
Soon after, Google Calendar will ask you for permission to display notifications, which must be accepted for the reminders to be shown. If not, you can click on the padlock next to the website address to change the permissions of Notifications.
To create the events, simply select the desired date on the calendar on the left of the screen and click on the "Create" above or, if you prefer, click on the time of the event. A screen will open to create it.
You can select whether it is a Event or one Reminder. Then, choose the desired date and time, determine the frequency of repetition and choose whether you want it to be a full-day event.
With that, the events will be configured and the reminders will be shown as you scheduled them!
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