For example, if you say, “Alexa, turn on the lights,” it says, “OK, turn on the lights.” Amazon’s reasoning behind this is to let Echo owners know what Alexa thinks you said. But this feature is no longer needed now that you can just ask, “Alexa, what do you think you heard?”
Fortunately, there is a setting to disable this annoying repeating feature of Alexa’s. And once you turn it on, your Echo speaker will only play a short sound when you ask it something, instead of Alexa telling you what it’s going to do. Here’s what to do. Open the Alexa app and tap Lakeand select Settings. Scroll down to the Alexa preferences section and tap Spoken responses. Then turn on the switch for Letter fashion.
This does not apply to timers or reminders that you set with Alexa. So if you ask the voice assistant to set a timer for 10 minutes, it will still say “10 minutes from now” even when Short mode is on. Or if you ask him to remind you to take a walk at 3:00 pm, he still responds with, ‘Okay, I’ll remind you at 3:00 pm’. And if you cancel your timers or reminders, you can know what it cancels. For example, Alexa can say, “Go for a walk today canceled at 3:00 PM” if you decide you don’t need the reminder.
While Brief Mode still has the potential to get even better, we’re still happy to keep Alexa’s facial expressions to a minimum.
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