On June 20, according to an AnyList developer, Google Assistant will lose the ability to integrate with third-party note-taking apps blog post announce the change (through 9to5Google). AnyList says it’s talking to Google about the change and hopes it can add the integration back later, but has nothing to announce for now.
The loss of third-party notes and list app support coincides with the termination of Google software support for third-party Google Assistant smart displays, which was discovered in April this year.
AnyList noted in its post that integration is still possible with Amazon Alexa and Siri. At the moment, there are four options for integrating notes apps into the Google Assistant settings: Any.do, AnyList, Bring Shopping Lists, and Google Keep. It’s unclear if Google Keep will remain usable after the change.
I wouldn’t hold my breath, though, as Keep won’t integrate with Google Tasks, which the company announced in February that it would begin consolidating reminders created by both Google Assistant and Google Calendar. That means anyone using Keep won’t get the benefits of that consolidation, i.e. their reminders won’t be added to Tasks.
Does this mean Keep will join third-party notes and list integrations in the Google graveyard like so many beloved apps before it? We’ve reached out to Google for more information and will update if we receive a response.