Cortana gets a new birthday reminder feature on Android


Cortana has picked up a new skill on Android smartphones: the personal assistant will now send birthday reminders, just like Facebook. Cortana will get the birthday dates from your Outlook Calendar, and it’ll remind you when one of yours friends have a birthday which is pretty useful but it can be a bit annoying, too. In addition to birthday reminders, Microsoft added the ability to connect multiple calendars on Cortana. The update brings some improvements to location detection, and more:

  • Birthday reminder: never miss a friend’s birthday again.
  • Cortana can now connect to multiple calendars for you
  • Improved meeting retrieval experience
  • Improved location — based reminder accuracy
  • Fixed several crash bugs

These new features are part of the 1.9.12 update, which you can download from the Google Play Store here.