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Alexa calling and messaging now available on Android, iOS and Fire tablets

14 March 2018, 06:24 | Gina Pena

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Now, Amazon is going a step further by allowing you to make free calls and messages with Alexa without an Echo. If the device is ready for a follow-up question, the blue indicator light will flash, thereby indicating to the user that he/she can ask the next question.

To enable this new set of features, users will need the newest version of the Alexa app.

"We are changing that phrase to be "Alexa, can you laugh?' which is less likely to have false positives, and we are disabling the short utterance 'Alexa, laugh". As usual, saying "stop", "cancel" or "go to sleep" will stop Alexa from listening.

Amazon has expanded access to its Alexa calling and messaging options to the iPad and other tablets, Engadget reports. Well you could do that before, but now you can talk to them through their Amazon-brand speaker if you really want to. With this update, customers can use their tablet to place video and audio calls, or message anyone - for free by asking Alexa. Interestingly, you don't have to worry about anything else as the giant has made this functions available through an app called Amazon Alexa.

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Previously, anyone wanting to make calls or send messages needed an Echo device like the Echo Show or Echo Spot.

Fortunately, you will also have a few more additional features which are essential for the users. You can easily make voice and video calls to any connected devices without disturbing the other one. Today, Amazon has opened up the feature to tablets.

What's more, Amazon's Drop In feature, which basically serves as a quick intercom feature, also works with tablets.

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