The new feature is available starting today as a public preview, but it’s currently limited to customers in the United States. To type with Alexa, open the mobile Alexa app and hit the keyboard icon in the top-left corner of the app’s main menu.
Facebook is working on a voice assistant to compete with Alexa and Siri, according to a new report from CNBC. Citing sources familiar with the project, the outlet says a special devision within the social media giant has been working on the initiative for more than a year.
“Hey Siri. OK Google.” No, really. With Siri Shortcuts support in Google’s AI helper, you can now assign a custom phrase such as “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to open the Assistant app just by asking Siri.