Amazon Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages Using Android Smartphones

Amazon Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages Using Android Smartphones

Amazon Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages Using Android Smartphones

Users can now ask Alexa to simply send a text message, and the voice assistant will do the rest.

Sent messages will be displayed in your smartphone's text app. According to Amazon, Alexa will follow the best way to send the message.

To date, messaging with Alexa has meant sending screeds using Amazon's in-house system, which doesn't do you much good if your recipient doesn't have an Echo speaker.

Echo devices are a bit more useful following a recent update from Amazon.

Today Amazon released its full Super Bowl LII commercial featuring Amazon Alexa, Jeff Bezos, Cardi B, Gordon Ramsey, Rebel Wilson, and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Alexa will then either send your message as a regular text, or over Alexa messaging (if it's to another Alexa-enabled device). Anyway, this feature could still be useful for when, say, one needs to quickly send an SMS to a friend that they're heading out the door. For example, it could come in handy if your phone is charging in another room but you've got an Alexa device nearby. However, you will not be able to work with this feature using third-party Alexa speakers.

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Enabling Alexa SMS messaging is really easy.

In case you own an Android phone and an Alexa speaker, you should definitely try this new thing with SMS messages. Also, at the moment, the service is only available to users in the US. However, by switching over to SMS, you can send texts to anyone in your contacts.

How do you enable the SMS texting feature?

Last year, Amazon also introduced a feature that would allow Echo users to call and message for free. Then tap "Contacts" and "My Profile" then toggle the "Send an SMS" button to turn on the feature.

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