Amazon’s Alexa gaining new ‘Follow-up Mode’, no longer requires trigger word after every request

The most annoying thing about digital assistants is that you have to say a trigger word after every request, with few exceptions. Whether it be “Hey Siri”, “Ok Google”, or &… [Read More]

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The most annoying thing about digital assistants is that you have to say a trigger word after every request, with few exceptions.
According to CNET, #Amazon is adding a new “Follow-up Mode” to its #Alexa assistant today, which brings the ability to ask it questions without repeating the trigger word each time.
With the new mode, #Alexa will listen 5 seconds after your previous request to see if you’re wanting to ask another question.
The feature can be enabled by heading to Settings > (device name) > Follow-up Mode.
Follow-up Mode is available on all #Amazon Echo devices, and in select third-party #Alexa devices.

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#Amazon is adding the ability to ask its #Alexa assistant questions without repeating the trigger word each time. You can ask her another question, otherwise she’ll go into sleep mode after 5 seconds. #SmartSpeaker #Trend

Source: 9To5Mac