Follow Up Mode


The concept of "Follow Up Mode" was discussed during an episode of the featuring . Rohit explained that Follow Up Mode allows Alexa to reopen its microphones after an initial interaction. This feature is particularly useful when adding multiple items to a shopping list or to-do list sequentially, as it doesn't require reactivating the device for each new entry 1.

In addition, Rohit also mentioned a related feature called "Alexa Guard," which monitors specific sound events, like a smoke alarm, to enhance user security. Both features emphasize Amazon's principle of putting control in the hands of the user to create high-utility and delightful experiences 2.

Alexa's Follow Up Mode

Rohit explains how Alexa's Follow Up Mode works, allowing users to add items to their shopping or to-do list without having to constantly activate the device.

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