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Google Assistant will lose the ability to integrate with third-party notes apps on June 20th, per an AnyList developer blog post announcing the change (via 9to5Google). AnyList says it’s talking to Google about the change and hopes it can re-add integration later but, for now, has nothing to announce.

The loss of third-party notes and list app support will come along with the deprecation 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. Right now, there are four options for notes app integrations in Google Assistant settings:, AnyList, Bring Shopping Lists, and Google Keep. It’s unclear whether Google Keep will continue to be usable after the change.

I wouldn’t hold my breath, though, since Keep won’t be integrated with Google Tasks, which the company announced in February would start consolidating reminders created both by Google Assistant and Google Calendar. That means anyone who is using Keep won’t get to take advantage of the benefits of that consolidation — that is, their reminders won’t be added to Tasks.

Does that mean Keep will join third-party notes and list integration 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.

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