And if you have multiple devices that answer in unison across your home, you run the risk of waking up family members when they are sleeping. That is never a good thing, but luckily there is a way to prevent grumpy outbursts of tiredness.

Here’s the backstory

TikTok user Alana Tsui recently explained that she figured out how to make Alexa whisper. So, instead of the assistant blaring a response to any request, the device will use her inside voice. Here’s how you can set answers to be whispered: Now when you whisper to Alexa, responses will be whispered back. That’s it. You’re ready to have Alexa answer you without causing a disturbance.

More Alexa tricks

It is a relatively simple process when you are ready to change the wake word. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, change the wake word.” From there, Alexa will guide you through the rest of the process. Here’s how to change Alexa’s voice in the app: If you fancy a celebrity in your home, you can do that too. By saying, “Alexa, introduce me to Melissa,” you’ll be introduced to Melissa McCarthy. Or if you say, “Alexa, introduce me to Shaquille,” you’ll get to know about the former professional basketball player. You can purchase the celebrity voices for $4.99 each if you like what you hear. Tap or click here for details on enabling celebrity voices.

Keeping things brief

Even if you have set Alexa to whisper, sometimes answers can be a bit long-winded. Getting straight to the point will make the message clearer and shave a few minutes off your interactions. That is where Alexa’s Brief Mode comes in handy. You can select the option for more concise answers or just a short tone of acknowledgment through a couple of taps. Here’s how to set it up:

Open the Alexa app.Tap More and select Settings.Under Alexa Preferences, tap Voice Responses.Slide the toggle next to Brief Mode to the right to enable it.

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