Amazon’s Alexa can now send SMS messages to any phone - Long Short Report

Amazon’s Alexa can now send SMS messages to any phone

Amazon’s Alexa can now send SMS messages to any phone. On Tuesday, the company announced that it is launching a new messaging feature for Alexa devices that will allow you to send SMS texts to your friends and other contacts using your voice.

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The new feature works only for Alexa users for sending SMS messages to Android phones.

To set things up, you’ll need to follow some steps through the Alexa app on Android. In the Conversations tab, you’ll need to select “Contacts,” then “My Profile,” after that witch the “Send SMS” feature on.

Sent messages will be displayed in your smartphone’s text app. You can send them to any SMS-supporting devices, including iPhones.

If your hands are busy and you want to inform your friend that you’re running late, then you can say “Alexa, text Jon,” and then dictate your message. Your contact list should have the recipient number. According to Amazon, Alexa will follow the best way to send the message. The text might go out as SMS or via the existing Alexa messaging service.

Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant have also the feature to send SMS messages through iOS and Android smartphones.

Amazon already provides several communication options from Echo devices. You can make phone calls to other Echo devices in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

The new feature works on any Amazon devices only support Alexa texting and calling, but seemingly it can’t work on any third-party Alexa speakers.