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With Brief Mode, Alexa Is More Efficient


Alexa stops saying "OK" every time you ask her to do something

When Brief Mode is enabled, Alexa replaces her usual “OK” responses with a short chime sound. If you’re like me, you'll love Brief Mode.

Pro Tip: This awesomely convenient feature is especially game-changing if you use Alexa to control smart home devices -- now, you can ask Alexa to turn the lights on and off without hearing Alexa say "OK" every time.


Do This Now: Enable Brief Mode

Just follow these simple steps (it will take you 30 seconds): 

  1. Open your Alexa app
  2. Tap the hamburger icon in the upper left corner
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Alexa Account
  5. Tap Alexa Voice Responses
  6. Toggle Brief Mode on


Pro Tip: Check out 8 other easy settings that will make Alexa work better for you. Set-up for each one is ultra-quick and well worth it!

All-new Echo Buds sound great & give you Alexa on-the-go

Here are the 5 key things to know about the brand new Echo Buds wireless headphones announced at last week's Alexa event:
  1. Access Alexa hands-free just like you do on your Echo smart speaker by saying "Alexa, play Spotify" (or whatever your request is) -- no tapping or opening the Alexa app necessary!
  2. Reviews are extremely positive, highlighting great sound quality, built-in Bose noise reduction technology and comfortable fit
  3. Priced at $130 (versus $160 for Apple's AirPods)
  4. You can also access your phone's default assistant (Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby) by tapping and holding side of the bud
  5. Tap/click here to pre-order now (they will ship October 30)
Tap/click here to read more about Echo Buds.
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