Amazon simply added a useful characteristic to its Alexa assistant, which helps you to ship texts by way of SMS simply by issuing a voice command to your Echo or different supported speaker.

This works for customers within the US, and provided that you’ve acquired an Alexa-powered speaker related to an Android gadget on which you’re signed into your Amazon account. Right here’s the way to set it up and ship your first message by way of Alexa:

Launch the Alexa app, and join Alexa Calling & Messaging.
Faucet the Conversations button, and choose ‘Contacts., then ‘My Profile.’
Allow “Ship an SMS” and settle for the Android OS permission request.
Invoke Alexa with a voice command to your speaker and say, “Ship an SMS to (contact title).”

That’s fairly useful for when it’s worthwhile to shoot off a textual content and have your arms full. SMS is probably not attractive anymore, however everybody with a cellphone can obtain your messages. It additionally negates the necessity to your contact to have an Echo or the Alexa app so you should utilize the intercom-style messaging options. Simply do not forget that this doesn’t work for texting 911, or sending group messages and MMS.

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