Make Google SMS your reminders to you!
Did you know that you can make Google SMS your reminders freely to your mobile?
I knew this since months ago, but I was surprised to learn that some of my colleagues did not know this feature, which works even in Mauritius!
How it works?
First of all, you should have a google account or simply a gmail login.
Next, navigate to Google Calendar, and set up a new reminder for some event…
There are several options available to notify you of the event which is coming up
- Email (google sends you a mail)
- Pop Up window (a pop up window appears at the bottom of your gmail inbox)
Today, I gonna show you how to set up the SMS Alert for your mobile, so that you can set up your reminders to be txted to you, lets say some 10mins before…
Step 1 : Navigate to Calendar
From your Gmail window, click on Calendar in the top left corner, or simply go to www.google.com/calendar
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Step 2 : Set up your mobile
Click on the “Settings” link at the top right corner of your Google Calendar.
Then click on the “Mobile Setup” Tab
For the initial set up, you should follow the instructions on the screen.
At the end, you will end up with a screen like the one below.
Step 3 : Create an event
Now, to use this feature, navigate to your calendar screen and create a new event, for example “Go to Sleep!”
Step 4 : Set up the options
Click on the Options to be able to set up the reminder alerts.
Finally, save the changes and wait for your sms before going to sleep 🙂
So, did you know this SMS feature of Google???
How do you find it?