The new messaging feature enables the assistant to send text messages (SMS) to a touch saved on the users’ list. The messaging feature has gone live from 31 January on the Alexa devices supporting calling and messaging.

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If the receiver does not have an Alexa apparatus the message will be transmitted as a text message (SMS) in their Android smartphones. The attribute is limited to Android smartphones right now. To begin with the new features users will need to follow directions that will appear as a pop-up to the Alexa Android app.

Users will need to select ‘Contacts’ from the ‘Conversation’ tab of the app and go to ‘My Profile’. Switch on the ‘Send SMS’ feature in the ‘My profile’ tab at the app and the attribute is about to use.

After turning on the characteristics users will be able to send voice messages through their Alexa devices. Users need to specify the sort of message they wish to send to the recipient, which is either ‘Text message’ or ‘Message’. If Alexa is not able to send the message into a different Alexa device, then it may send an SMS to the receiver’s smartphone.

The report said that the business is unable to bring the feature on Apple smartphones as the company does not offer their messaging API to third parties.

Amazon recently brought the radio programme hosted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Echo apparatus. Users may declare ‘Alexa, open ‘Mann Ki Baat’ and listen to the most recent installment of the programme.


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