You can use Alexa to send SMS messages now, if youve also got an Android phone
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Amazon is expanding Alexas ability to send messages by allowing it to send SMS text messages to any phone, instead of just messaging other people through the Alexa app, via TechCrunch.
The new feature only works for Alexa users with an Android device that also have the Alexa app installed. To set things up, navigate over to Conversations tab, then Contacts, then My Profile, then switch the Send SMS feature to on. Theres no word as to when or even if similar functionality will be available on iOS devices.
By default, asking Alexa to send a message will cause the device to first try to send messages to the Alexa app, assuming your recipient has it installed and configured, and will only send through SMS if that option isnt…