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

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

Once you have completed the process, you should toggle the Send an SMS button to deliver a text message.

Transport for NSW will be giving commuters access to voice-activated information following its new integration Amazon's cloud-based voice service, Alexa.

Enabling Alexa SMS messaging is really easy. Every text you send via Alexa will also appear in your phone's text app. That's the one caveat.

Now there is no way to send emojis in texts through Alexa.

Either way, the timing couldn't be better for Amazon given that Apple is releasing its rival smart speaker, the $349 HomePod, . There are also other voice assistants able to send SMS texts. Firstly the SMS feature needs to be toggled on. We have this guide here that talks all about how the feature works, and we have this guide here that breaks down and explains every aspect of the Alexa app. Select "Contacts", then "My Profile".




Hopes for further practice were crushed when it turned out you could ask her, "Alexa, what's the weather?" in English and she'd respond in ideal German.

German Alexa is, as you might expect, precise and proper. This could mean that on Sunday we get a host of new voices in Echo devices.

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. You'll be informed that the message has been sent, but it won't be read back before it's carried away.

Previously, Alexa could only send messages to other Alexa-powered devices. When the text messages turn up for the recipient, a link will be included where they can tap and hear the spoken text message.

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