Amazon Alexa calling can now be used on tablets

A small cylindrical black speak-like object sits on a kitchen counter top

The Amazon Alexa app not only offers Echo product owners the ability to make and receive calls or messages, but it provides additional functions for the Echo devices.

If you're an avid fan of Amazon's line of Echo devices, you're probably already aware you can place free calls to other Alexa users through the devices by simply telling the virtual assistant to do so. The Amazon Echo interactive speakers and visual display models previously only worked with one another to make and accept calls. Interestingly, you don't have to worry about anything else as the giant has made this functions available through an app called Amazon Alexa. If you have the Alexa app, read on to learn more about what this new messaging and calling capability can help you do. So, if you see the blue ring at the top of your device, you know Alexa is still listening. You then have to verify your phone number and import your contacts.

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There is another feature we wanted to tell you about on this app as well, which is called Drop-In. You can also enable Drop In for when you want to instantly connect with other Echo devices in your home from your tablet.

At present, digital home assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Google answer queries to its users. Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. Are you excited that you can do everything over Wi-Fi and not waste your data?

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