Cortana Now Works With Google Calendar

Posted on December 11, 2017 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 11 Comments

Microsoft is rolling out a major feature for Cortana today. The company is finally bringing the ability to connect a Google account to Cortana. The feature doesn’t seem to be live for Cortana on Android and iOS yet, but that’ll probably arrive shortly.

Once you connect Gmail as a Connected Service on Cortana, you can check and manage your Google Calendar using Cortana. The feature works perfectly with the only Cortana-powered smart speaker from Harman Kardon, where you can use commands like “what are my Google Calendar events for tomorrow” if you specifically want to check for events on your Google Calendar. But of course, you can try similar commands on any device that has Cortana.

Also, if you have the Harman Kardon Invoke connected to the Cortana app on your Android/iOS device, connecting Gmail to Cortana on Windows 10 should still let you access the new Gmail integration. Similarly, once Gmail is connected to Cortana on Windows 10, you can use the service on your Android or iOS devices:

Cortana on the iPhone X, excuse the broken UI.

I wasn’t able to figure out what exactly the commands are for managing Gmail, Google Drive, or Google Contact — but Cortana supposedly supports these services now as well, reports Windows Central. It would be much better if Cortana actually suggested some commands that you can use with a service, as it would effectively remove the need for us to guess random commands for a newly added service. Either way, if you have a Google account and want to manage your Calendar events using Cortana, make sure to connect your Gmail account to the personal assistant right away.

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