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How to create photo reminders in Cortana

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings picture reminders to Cortana's repertoire.

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Windows 10's smart assistant Cortana will get smarter and more helpful in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. She'll be able to perform tasks for you directly from the lock screen and mirror your Android notifications in the Windows 10 Action Center.

One other small (but cool) feature Cortana will get is the ability to create photo reminders. This feature will be especially convenient for mobile users -- you'll be able to snap pictures of lists or products you want to remember and log them in your calendar as reminders. For example, you might snap a picture of a bottle of wine and ask Cortana to remind you about it the next time you're at the grocery store.

Creating a photo reminder is easy:

1. Create a reminder with Cortana. You can do this by saying "Hey, Cortana," followed by your reminder (e.g., "remind me to buy dog food when I get to the grocery store"), or by typing your reminder into Cortana's search bar.

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2. Fill out your reminder. You can add the reminder itself (e.g., "buy dog food"), as well what will trigger the reminder -- a person, place or time.

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3. Tap or click Add a photo and choose Library or Camera.

4. Choose (or take) your photo and click Save to save your reminder.