You can now send SMS messages with Amazon Alexa
The new messaging feature allows the assistant to send text messages (SMS) to a contact saved on the users’ list. The messaging feature has gone live from 31 January on the Alexa devices supporting calling and messaging.
According to a report on TechCrunch, when asked to send a message to a friend or a contact in the list, Alexa will figure out ways to send the message. If the recipient doesn’t have an Alexa device the message will be sent as a text message (SMS) on their Android smartphones. The feature is limited to Android smartphones at the moment. To get started with the new features users need to follow instructions that will appear as a pop-up on the Alexa Android app.