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Amazon’s digital assistant is chatty, and we don’t blame you if you’re tired of hearing a HAL 9000-like “OK” every time you ask her to do something on your behalf. Thankfully, Alexa’s caretaker is currently testing a new “brief mode” that allows your Echo devices to respond with softer beeps instead of larger acknowledgements. Here’s how to set it up—if you have access to it.
Were there only a way to have an Echo device not audibly respond to any command, period.
If you’re lucky, Alexa will tell you what she wants to say. Assuming you’re in Amazon’s test group for “brief mode,” the next few times you ask her to do something on your behalf, she might let you know that she’ll be switching to pleasant tones instead of a vocalized “OK” in response. Ta-da! Brief mode.
And if you don’t like your Echo device’s new responses…
How to turn brief mode on and off manually
First, you have to be in Amazon’s super-cool group of people receiving an early rollout of brief mode. But just because Alexa hasn’t switched the setting for you doesn’t mean that you can’t do it yourself. To check and see if you’re eligible for brief mode, pull up the Alexa app on your iOS or Android device.
From there, tap on the hamburger icon, and then tap on Settings. Scroll down to the very bottom of the Settings screen. If you only see an “About Alexa app” underneath the “General” header, you’re out of luck. If you see an “Alexa Voice Responses” option, tap on that, and you’ll see an option to turn on brief mode.
There still is no way to turn Alexa’s responses to your commands completely off, save for lowering the volume of your Echo device to its very lowest setting so they’re harder to hear.
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