If you’re running Android 4.4 KitKat, Google is encouraging you to use Tasks to set individual reminders. You can do this by long pressing on a task and selecting the Remind me option, which will then send you to the Tasks app.
This isn’t the first time Google has made this kind of move. Earlier this month it rolled out the same update
Google finally addressed a major complaint users have long had with its task management system in September last year when it announced that it would consolidate all reminders in Google Tasks. It’s a long-awaited update for one of Android’s most useful to-do apps, with the goal of making Tasks a central hub for all of your to-dos across Workspace. This transition, like all others, is gradual, and Google previously confirmed that voluntary migration for personal account holders would begin in March. That time has come, and some users have noticed a prompt on their screen to use Tasks when setting reminders.
It’s still possible for you to see all the reminders that were formerly in Calendar, but there’s no way to access the old reminders directly from the app anymore. Instead, you must go to the Tasks app, open your task list, and click the “Show completed tasks” toggle switch to show all tasks. Doing this will show you all of the reminders that are
The migration has gone live for a few users, including some of our team members and Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii. The transition means that all reminders from Assistant and Calendar will move to Tasks, giving you an easy way to handle all your activities in a single place. As Russakovskii points out, this also completely removes the “Reminders” functionality from Google Calendar.