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Alexa, Mind Your Manners! (Please & Thank You)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Rob, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    When Alexa successfully completes a task, I often follow up by saying "Thank You". In a perfect world, Alexa would follow up with, "You're welcome!"

    But she doesn't.

    To my surprise I'm not the only one requesting this feature!
    https://forums.developer.amazon.com...l-me-how-to-make-alexa-say-youre-welcome.html

    I would try building this feature myself but since it's part of Alexa's core code and not a separate skill it cannot be adjusted. I was hoping to create a skill called "Mind Your Manners" that would put Alexa in a "polite" mode of sorts and adjust her responses to incorporate good etiquette a la Emily Post. What a bummer.

    Anyone have any ideas on how this could be achieved? Or maybe how a separate skill could approach this? Or maybe we just need to tweet incessantly to @AlexaDevs pestering them to please add this option.

    Okay, okay... not pester incessantly. Ask politely over and over.
     


  2. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Maybe I,Robot fear kicked into them.
     
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    I do that too with Google Assistant feminine voice @Rob
     

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