Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Amazon is rolling out Whisper Mode for Alexa users in the US

Alexa Has a New Whisper Mode, Here’s How to Use It Alexa Won't Wake Your Kid Up Anymore
Katie Ramirez | 19 October, 2018, 17:38

Amazon is rolling out a new update for Alexa users in the United States which brings the new Whisper Mode to the smart speaker.

Using this new feature, users can whisper questions to their Amazon Echo device and Alexa will whisper a response that is far quieter than normal. Apparently, Whisper Mode will also be available as part of Amazon's Alexa Routines functionality, which could be helpful for waking up more gently in the morning.

The idea behind this feature is training Alexa to recognize conversational cues. This seems like it'll be particularly useful in households with a newborn baby, as you no longer have to choose between using the IoT capabilities of your smart home and waking a sleeping child.

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Amazon is expanding the ways you can interact with Alexa yet again.

TechCrunch reports that Whisper Mode is going live today, but this isn't a worldwide roll out.

Open up the Alexa app on your phone and navigate to Settings Alexa Account Alexa Voice Responses Whispered Responses. There's no word regarding when Whisper Mode might launch to global markets.

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