Google has added a neat little feature for Google Now in case you’re forgetful when it comes to paying bills. Saying or typing “show me my bills” or “my bills due this week” in the Google Search box on your phone will now bring up bills that are due soon, as well as past bills (that you may or may not have paid).
Wondering how Google gets that information in the first place? Well, your Gmail inbox gives them all they need. Kind of unsettling, but hey — they’re indexing and your inbox for purposes of search and targeted ads anyway, so why not?
If you have bill notifications coming to your inbox with the due date and amount then they should be included in this query. Give it a go the next time you need to crunch some numbers and get your payments squared away. And for the paranoid? You might as well close your Gmail account because this is what Google does. Love it or leave it.