Google Assistant will lose the ability to integrate with third-party notes apps on June 20, according to the AnyList developer blog announcing the change (via 9to5Google). AnyList says it’s talking to Google about the change and hopes it can re-add the integration later, but at the moment, it has nothing to announce.
The loss of third-party feedback and app menu support will come along with the deprecation of Google software support for third-party Google Assistant smart displays, which was discovered in April of this year.
AnyList noted in its post that integration is still possible with Amazon Alexa and Siri. Right now, there are four options for integrating notes apps into Google Assistant settings: Any.do, AnyList, Bring Shopping Lists, and Google Keep. It is unclear if Google Keep will still be usable after the change.
I wouldn’t hold my breath, however, since Keep won’t integrate with Google Tasks, which the company announced in February would begin integrating reminders created by both Google Assistant and Google Calendar. This means that anyone who uses Keep will not benefit from the benefits of this integration – that is, their reminders will not be added to Google Tasks.
Does that mean Keep will join third-party notes and slate 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 hear back.