Foreign media reported that Amazon is introducing a new feature for its smart home app – delivering text messages (rather than voice) entered via the keyboard directly to Alexa’s smart assistant. As part of the public preview, users such as Jennifer Pattison Tuohy said they had used the new feature. If you don’t think it’s appropriate to give orders by voice (such as in a cinema, public transport, funeral, etc.), try to interact with Alexa through text. < / P > < p > in addition to retrieving Alexa routines and smart home device controls in the application, a new interactive mode based on keyboard input can also be used to query diary updates, calculations, news headlines and other contents in a simple dialogue way. < / P > < p > if you are lucky enough to be a participant in the public preview, you can see a small keyboard icon in the upper left corner of the Alexa app. By pressing, the interaction mode similar to SMS conversation can be triggered. < / P > < p > in addition, Alexa can guess the user’s real intention based on the initial keyboard input. For example, after entering “turn”, the back end AI may guess that the user wants to turn on or off the lights. < / P > < p > although Google assistant has already supported this feature, we still welcome this improvement in Alexa. Global Tech