Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are useful and useful to have round. However speaking to them isn’t all the time handy. In case you want Google Assistant, you possibly can sort to it as an alternative, however Alexa customers have been out of luck. That’s till now—now you can textual content to Alexa as an alternative of talking a command. No less than, should you’re on an iOS preview.
The Ambient first spotted the change, and for now, it seems to be an iOS-only take a look at. You probably have entry to the general public preview, it is best to see a brand new keyboard possibility if you open the Alexa app.
The corporate confirmed the test to The Verge, stating:
Sort with Alexa is a Public Preview characteristic out there to iOS Alexa app clients permitting you to work together with Alexa with out utilizing voice, that means every thing you possibly can presently say to Alexa can now even be typed utilizing your Alexa cellular app. Sort with Alexa is accessible to iOS clients within the U.S.
What’s not clear is how extensively the take a look at is rolling out or when it’ll come to Android. The flexibility to sort to a voice assistant isn’t new; you possibly can already sort to Google Assistant and Cortana. However till now, it was voice solely with Alexa.
Hopefully, the characteristic will roll out to extra customers and platforms quickly.
through The Ambient