Amazon has finally released a new feature that allows you to have a more human-like conversation with Alexa. The feature called follow-up mode allows you to give Alexa multiple commands without having to say the word Alexa every single time. This is a big deal because it makes voice assistance work like how you talk to a human being.
To enable follow-up mode, you need to open the Alexa app, tap settings at the bottom right, and find the Echo device you want to enable it on. Scroll down and tap follow-up mode to turn it on. After that, you can simply say Alexa followed by a command and she’ll stay blue to let you know that she’s still listening, and you can then issue another command.
This pattern continues until you’re done with commands and don’t speak for five seconds. You can also cut this short by saying thank you, or stop, cancel, go to sleep, etc. if she’s annoying you like usual.
This new feature is called follow-up mode, and it’s just awesome. The best thing about it is that it’s how voice assistance should work. It’s surprising that it has taken this long for all of them to do this.
This is a super short tip and trick, but it is something that might seem small, but to me is such a big deal. If you have any other tips and tricks that you’d like to share, let me know in the comments below.
In summary, follow-up mode is a new feature that allows you to give Alexa multiple commands without having to say the word Alexa every single time. It’s a big deal because it makes voice assistance work more like how you talk to a human being.