New "Brief Mode" for Alexa will keep her quiet after your request

Amazon is testing a 'brief mode' for Alexa that replaces verbal responses with beeps

How so? "I just asked Alexa to turn on my lights, she said "OK" just like normal, but after that, she said that this would be the last time she would, and that I would hear a beep tone instead on a successful command", wrote a user on Reddit. In the Alexa app, some users are seeing a new "Brief Mode". Peoples on Reddit have said that the Brief Mode has received on some of the Echo devices while some other peoples say that the feature disappeared after some hours.

If you are one of the Amazon Echo users who received this new feature, share your experience with us. However, some reports from Beebom suggests that since this feature uses Amazon Music, there might be a possibility that Amazon might not make this available for the rest of the world.

It may sound like a small update, but it could make a big difference for people who rely on Alexa to control a lot of devices in their homes, and get exhausted of hearing a vocal response to each command.

Amazon did not make an announcement or provide a comment on the update.

When enabled, the feature replaces short responses, like "okay", with a simple beep. The Verge, however, speculates that this idea could be extended so that Alexa stops speaking a lot of excessive words, like "You have one timer with x number of minutes remaining", making interaction with the assistant more natural. To find this new setting in the Alexa app, first navigate to 'Settings, ' then 'General, ' and finally, 'Alexa Voice Responses, ' where the option to turn on Brief Mode is located. Some Echo users won't enable Brief Mode because they like hearing Alexa confirm their exact question or task before it is done.



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