Create a shopping list

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

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters or Do Not Disturb. Find out more about Digital Wellbeing.

Step 1. Set up personalisation

One person using a Google Nest or Home device

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

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Go back to the home screen, then tap your device.
  5. At the top right, tap Settings .
  6. Scroll down to 'More', then turn on On Personal results.
Multiple people using a Google Nest or Google Home device

If multiple users are using the same Google Nest or home speaker or display, everyone who wants to receive personal calendar info on the Google Nest or Home device must link their Google Account and voice to their speaker or display, including the person who set up the speaker or display. If you've already linked your Google Account and voice, skip these steps. 

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Voice Match  Add devices.
  5. Make sure that any devices to which you want to link your voice are ticked.
  6. Tap Next  I agree.
  7. Follow the in-app steps.
  8. To hear personal information, you must turn on Personal results. Tap I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup.
  9. To invite others to set up Voice Match for tailored results, tap Invite, choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.

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 Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' and then Create new list.
  7. Type the name of your new list Optional: To make this your primary list, tap the tick box.
  8. Tap Create. 

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

Add items to your list

Using your voice
To do this: Say '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 Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. If you have multiple lists, select the list that you want to use. At the top left, tap Menu and then the list that you want to use.
  7. Tap Add item Add.
  8. Type the name of the item that you want to add to your shopping list, then tap Done.

Rename lists

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists.
  7. Next to the list that you want to rename, tap More menu  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 Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists.

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

Tick items off lists

  1.  Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists and then select the list that you want to edit.
  7. Tap the tick box next to the items that you want to tick off. The items will be in the 'ticked-off 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 or leave the list.  

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists.
  7. Tap the list that you're sharing and then share button .
  8. Type a name or email, or scroll through your contact lists. The person you add will appear under 'List members'.  
  9. Tap Save.
  10. The person will be sent an email where they can agree to be part of the shared list.
  11. 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. 
View who is on shared lists
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists.
  7. Under 'Shared with', you'll find a list of people that you've shared the list with.
Remove people from shared lists
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists.
  7. Tap the shared list and then share button .
  8. Tap the X next to the person that 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 Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists and then select the list that you want to edit.
  7. Tap the item and swipe left. The item will be removed from your list.
Delete lists
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists.
  7. Next to the list that you want to delete, tap More menu and then Delete and then Confirm.

Note: Only the list owner can delete a list.

What is the primary list?

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

To change the primary list, follow the steps below:
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4.  Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to 'Services', then tap Notes and lists. Note: If asked, choose an app to open your list.
  6. Tap Menu Menu next to 'My shopping list' to view your lists.
  7. Next to the list that you want to become the primary list, tap More menu and then Make primary.
  8. This is now the list that will be updated when you use voice commands.
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?