Then, go into the Conversations tab (that’s message icon next to the home button). Tap on the person icon in the upper right corner, and then tap “My Profile” under your own name.
Now, flip the to toggle next to “Send SMS” to on, and voilà — you can now use a voice command on any Alexa-equipped device, like any of Amazon’s own Echo devices, to send text messages.
The two voice commands to use to send a text message are:
- “Alexa, send a text message”
- “Alexa, send an SMS”
Alexa will then ask you to whom you want to send your message to. If the person you’re sending the message to is saved in your Android phone’s address book, just say their full name when prompted.
Ask Alexa to send a message to their number. But you’ll need to read their number like a cave man: “Alexa, send a text message to 123-456-7890”. It’s annoying, but it works.
Included with each text message is a link to hear the dictated version as shown below:
It’s kind of creepy and weird, but it could be useful for the vision-impaired.
Another thing to be mindful of: The “Alexa, send a text message” voice command is different from “Alexa, send a message” command. The latter will send your message through the Alexa app, and not a regular text message.