How to use Amazon's Alexa devices as a home-wide intercom

Ruben Fields
June 2, 2020

Additionally, you can now easily share photos with your Alexa contacts from your Echo Show and the Alexa app. So that means you can just drop in on devices around you, you cannot use it to make a call to another device that's not connected to your account. For instance, one user in the kitchen could "Drop In" on a second device in the living room.

It's not hard to imagine how this feature could be really handy for families.

With this feature, you can tell the entire house when you are heading out to the grocery store, for example, and then ask if anyone wants anything picked up on your errand.

Before we look at the new "drop in" feature, let's have a quick refresher on what you can now do with a "drop in" call.

Up until now, you've only been able to do that between two devices. It's also a convenient way to make announcements for everyone at home - like dinner's ready.

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If you're not familiar with the Echo device, the smart camera operated together with a mobile phone and some computer algorithms in order to provide you with an assessment of how good your outfits looked.

Amazon Alexa gains a new "Drop-In" feature that allows one to talk with all of their Echo devices at once. Previously, you had to state which device you specifically wanted to Drop In on.

Amazon is always adding new features to Alexa, whether they're brand new capabilities or improved versions of existing ones. You can send them to any contacts who use the Alexa app.

"In the Alexa app, customers can choose "All devices" when creating an individual reminder or enable the feature for all reminders by going to Settings Reminders and opting into "Announce on all devices"," said the company. That means the reminder will play across all of your Alexa devices at once.

Alexa has a lot of features, which you might not know about.

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