Get Opt-in Notifications with Amazon’s Alexa

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It’s been quiet long that we have become used to talking to our technology. Six years ago, Apple launched its digital assistant Siri and then there started a trend of voice-controlled gadgets. Now the industry experts are hoping to get more comfortable as Amazon is bossing around tech.

With this new feature, Amazon’s Alexa is becoming more of an improved digital assistant. It is adding opt-in notifications that will keep users updated on skills of their choice and will also get shopping updates from Amazon. According to the preview given by the company, when the notifications will be available, users will be able to opt-in notifications per skills with the help of Amazon Alexa App. Whenever there is some new information to retrieve, users will be alerted by a chime and a pulsing green light on the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show device.

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The notifications, however, will not be given automatically. When users will opt in, they have to ask questions such as “Alexa, what are my notifications?” Or users may have to ask “Alexa, what did I miss?”

If users want to put the device into do not disturb notification, they will have to disable the notifications. The feature is expected to be rolled out for selected skills such as AccuWeather, Just Eat, the Washington Post, and Life360 by the end of this month.

These might not be very big changes these will surely help Amazon achieve its goal of making Alexa the ultimate home assistant.

Via: The Next Web

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