You can send or receive voice and text messages through an Echo and the Alexa app.

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Want to send someone a message? You can do that through your Amazon Echo. The Alexa assistant supports sending and receiving voice and in-app messages on Android and iOS and SMS messages on Android.

Just ask Alexa to send a message, tell her what you want to say, and she sends it. If you receive a message, you’ll hear a chime, and a yellow light ring displays on your device. You’re also notified in the Alexa app. You can even message people who don’t have an Echo as long as they’re running the Alexa app. Here’s how it’s done.

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