How to create a Photo Reminder with Cortana in Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Setting up a reminder is one of initial Cortana features in Windows 10. But ever since the introduction of Microsoft’s virtual assistant, reminders particularly remained same, as Microsoft didn’t release any notable improvement for this feature. Until now.

Starting from Windows 10 Preview build 14328, users are able set up a so-called Photo reminder with Cortana. Photo reminders are just like other reminders, only Photo reminders, logically, contain photos. So, if your reminder requires a photo, you can now easily set it up with Cortana.

We already showed you how to do this in Windows 10 Mobile, as this feature landed on Windows 10 Mobile devices before it did on PCs, and now we’re going to show you how to set a Photo Reminder with Cortana on your computer.

Set up a Photo reminder in Windows 10

Setting up a Photo reminder on Windows 10 computer is as easy as on Windows 10 Mobile. All you have to do is to tell Cortana to remind you about something, and then just add a photo to it. If you’re not sure how to do that, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Cortana, or say “Hey Cortana,” if this option is enabled
  2. Tell Cortana “Remind me about…”, or write ‘set up a reminder’, and press Enter
  3. Now, just set up your reminder as usual, by adding Name, date, and timeset up cortana reminder windows 10 preview
  4. After that, just click on the camera icon to pick up a photo for your reminder (You can choose any photo from your computer)
  5. Select a photo and click Save

There you go, your Photo reminder is set! When the time for Cortana comes to remind you about it, the reminder will show in the Action Center, featuring the image you picked.

If you choose to add a photo with your camera, simple camera extension will show up, so all you have to do is to take a picture. Simply crop your image to the right size, and add it to your reminder.

This option is currently available only in Windows 10 Preview and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, as regular users cannot set Cortana reminders jet. Just like many other Cortana and Windows 10 improvements in general, we expect this feature to be released to the general public with the Anniversary Update this summer.

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