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Add labels and recurring reminders in Google Keep

Google Keep is receiving an update that will add two useful features to the note-taking app. Here's how to use them.

Google Keep on Android Photo by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Google Keep, the note-taking platform available online and for Android users, is now two years old. Updates have been making their way to the service at a snail's pace, but thankfully, they're still coming.

While color-coding, checklists and voice actions have been around since the beginning, Google is finally adding the ability to label and add recurring reminders to your Keep notes! Here's where to find both new features:


Add a label to your note in Google Keep for Android. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

When editing a note, tap the overflow menu and choose Add label. You can select from the included Inspiration, Personal and Work, or you can create your own. The option is available in the same place on the Web. While the ability to add labels is brand-new, hopefully it will be implemented in a more intuitive manner (like the recurring reminders) in the future.

Recurring reminders

Add a recurring reminder in Google Keep for Android. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

At the bottom of the note entry area, you'll find the reminder settings. A new option for recurring reminders has been added, and you can choose from daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or a custom setting. On the Web this feature is accessed through the reminder icon (finger with a string tied on it).

From collaboration and editing improvements, the ability to search images, and now labels and recurring reminders, where would you like to see Google Keep improve next? Share your thoughts in the comments below.