Tuesday , May 22 2018

Google Now will now remind you to pay (some of) your bills

 

wpid-wp-1400271565112.pngA little while back, when an update to the Google Search for Android app showed some hidden strings, it looked as if Google Now was going to remind you to pay your bills.

Now, it seems, it will be doing precisely that. Shown above, the Bill Reminder card will appear when a bill notification of some kind is scraped from your Gmail account. Notification cards will display a bill’s payee, amount owed, due date and an option to display the email that the information came from.

It seems to be fairly tightly integrated, and there’s not really any indication of how many billers are supported. As with most things it’ll probably be a case of trial and error to see which of your bills will appear.

Google Now updates are usually fairly invisible to the end user, so while the Android app now supports this, whether you’ll start seeing these cards flowing through could be a matter of time, luck, or alignment of the planets.

Have you seen it? Let us know which bills showed up.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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2 Comments on "Google Now will now remind you to pay (some of) your bills"

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Nope. Not there yet and no bills option in everything else section

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

I bought something from Amazon last week and it showed up in a card saying it had been shipped, click here for email etc.

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