A new feature has been added to the Amazon Echo: voice calling and messaging. Echo to Echo calling will be hands-free according to Amazon. Amazon also announced a new model ‘that will feature a new speaker with a screen that will allow for video conversations and the voice calling feature should work for anyone with an existing Echo device.
The voice calling feature lets you call or receive calls from other Alexa users; and you can send and receive voice messages.
As hands-free, Echo calling will beat phone calls and texting when it comes to convenience.
Amazon confirmed the update should arrive today, and will involve an Alexa app update and additional setup.