Amazon's Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages To Phones

Amazon Alexa Can Now Send Text Messages to Any Number in the US

Alexa can send SMS messages using your voice

Alexa is capable of routing the text appropriately all by itself, or if you'd rather send an SMS you can choose to override it.

When you ask Alexa to "send a message" she will try to send it via the Alexa app by default, before suggesting she sends a regular SMS if the recipient doesn't have the app installed.

Amazon Alexa is deepening its messaging capabilities by allowing users to send SMS messages.

In order to use the SMS feature, one needs to follow the instructions which appear on a pop-up in the Alexa app. You can send them to any SMS-supporting devices, including iPhones.

On Tuesday, Amazon updated Alexa with the ability to send SMS text messages via voice command, a spokesperson told our sister site ZDNet.

The feature is now only available to people with Android phones which run version 5.0 and up. The message could be sent via SMS messages to the already existing Alexa messaging service. The feature is available only to the US users right now, but I am expecting a broader roll-out in the coming months.

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