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Create a shopping list

You can create a shopping list with your Google Assistant on Google Home. Note: You don't need to be a Google Express user to create or manage shopping lists.

Here's how to buy items on your list. (U.S. only)

Step 1. Set up personalization

One person using Google Home

Personal results must be turned on to add or manage your shopping lists and buy items.  

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home.  To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name and email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Devices." tap the Google Home you want to adjust.
  6. Under "Personal results", slide the slider on .
Multiple people using Google Home

If multiple users are using the same Google Home, everyone who wants to hear personal calendar info on Google Home must link their Google Account and voice to Google Home, even the person who set up Google Home. If you've already linked your Google Account and voice, skip these steps. 

 

  1. Open the Google Home app .
    1. Make sure the Google Home app is updated with the latest version.
  2. Make sure your phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  3. Tap Menu  and make sure the Google Account listed is the one you want to link to your voice. To switch accounts, click the triangle next to the Account name and choose the correct Account. 
  4. In the top right corner of the app Home screen, tap Devices . Find the device card of the Google Home you'd like to link to your voice. 
  5. From the device card, tap the blue banner labeled Multi user is now available or Link your account.
  6. Tap CONTINUE. 
  7. If you haven’t already agreed to what is required to get help from your Assistant, you’ll see a screen outlining the permissions. Tap YES I’M IN. 
  8. Follow the prompts to teach Google Home to recognize your voice. You'll say "Ok Google” twice and “Hey Google” twice. Note: This turns on Personal results.
  9. To test a few phrases, say something like, “Ok Google, tell me about my day.” Tap CONTINUE. 
  10. To invite other people to link their Google Account & voice for tailored results, tap INVITE, choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.
  11. You'll see a list of devices you've linked to your voice. These devices will read personal info when they hear your voice. If your Assistant isn’t recognizing your voice correctly, tap Teach it your voice again to try again. 

Create a list (optional)

Lists are automatically created when you start using voice commands. However, you can manually create lists using the steps below. 

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap NEW LIST and then type your list's name. 
  7. Optional: to make this your primary list, tap the check box. 
  8. Tap DONE. 

There is no limit to the number of lists you can create. 

Add items to your list

Using your voice
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google,” then...
Add item to list “Add paper towels to my shopping list.”
Add multiple items to list “Add paper towels and batteries to my shopping list.”
Ask what’s on list “What’s on my shopping list?”

Note: All items added with your voice are added to your primary list.
Manually add items to lists
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap the list you're adding items to. 
  7. Tap "Add item" and then type item name. 
  8. Tap DONE. The item will be added to your list.

Rename lists

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap Manage.
  7. Next to the list you want to rename, tapMore menu icon and then Rename.
  8. Delete the current name and type in a new one. Tap OK. 

View all lists

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .

Your lists will be under the "Your lists" section.

Check items off lists

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap the item to check off and swipe right. The item will be in the "checked items" section of your list. 

Share lists

Share lists

You can share your list with others. When you share a list, anyone with access to the list can add, remove, purchase items, or leave the list.  

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap the list you're sharing and then share button .
  7. Type a name or email, or scroll through your contact lists. The person you add will appear under "List members".  
  8. Tap SAVE. 
  9. The person will be sent an email where they can agree to be part of the shared list.
  10. When the person agrees to join the shared list, they need to make the shared list their primary list to start viewing and managing the shared list. 

 

See who is on shared lists
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap the shared list.
  7. Under Shared with, you'll see a list of people you've shared the list with.
Remove people from shared lists
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap the shared list and then share button .
  7. Tap the X next to the person you want to remove from the shared list. You'll see a confirmation that they've been removed.

Delete lists

Delete items from lists
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap the list you're deleting items from.
  7. Touch the item and swipe left. The item will be removed from your list. 
Delete lists

Next to the list you want to delete,

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the app's Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name or email address.
  4. Tap More settings. 
  5. Under "Services," tap Shopping list  and thenMenu .
  6. Tap Manage.
  7. Next to the list you want to delete, tapMore menu icon and then Delete and then Confirm. 

Note: Only the list owner can delete a list.

Buy items on your list (U.S. only)

Learn how to buy items on your shopping list.

What is the primary list?

All items added with your voice are added to this primary list. 

To change the primary list, 
  1. The primary list is labeled "Primary". 
  2. Tap Manage. 
  3. Next to the list you want to become the primary list, tapMore menu icon and then Make primary.
  4. This is now the list that will be updated when you use voice commands. 

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