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Now You can Use Alexa to Send SMS Messages

Seattle (February 01, 2018): Amazon announced it’s launching a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the U.S. that will allow you to send texts – yes, SMS messages – to your friends and other contacts using your voice.

Customers can now ask Alexa to send a message to a specific contact, and Alexa will figure out how to route it appropriately – using either the previously launched Alexa messaging system, or by sending it out as an SMS instead if the recipient doesn’t have an Alexa device of their own.There is one big caveat, however – the feature currently works only for sending SMS messages to Android phones.To get started, you’ll need to follow the instructions that appear via a pop-up in the Alexa app on Android, Amazon tells us.
In the Conversations tab of that app, you’ll need to select “Contacts,” then “My Profile,” then enabled the “Send SMS” feature to on. (To be clear, you will not send SMS messages from the app itself, only from Alexa devices via voice.You can then specify if you want to send a “text message,” or you can ask Alexa to send a “message,” which will be routed to Alexa devices first, then SMS if Alexa devices are not available.

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