Among all the useful things your Echo device can do, Amazon has added a lot of scope for you to customize it further and make your Alexa work according to you. One such ability is to make Alexa respond to your questions in a way you want. This is a fun feature where you can add your own questions and make Alexa respond to you however you want.
I noticed a lot of articles online that mention custom Skills developed by third-party developers to achieve this. Some of them work, some of them don’t. Most of them include solutions like Text To Voice which is not the proper way to do this. Luckily, Amazon has made it pretty simple to do this without having to use any third-party Skills. The answer to this is Amazon BluePrints.
You can use this to prank your friends and make fun videos by making Alexa respond to your questions in unexpected ways. Here is how you do it:
First of all, you will need to open the appropriate link given below in your browser:
- Alexa Custom Q&A (Global)
- Alexa Custom Q&A (India)
Make sure you are logged into your proper Amazon account before you follow along.
Alexa Custom Responses
Click on the Custom Q&A tab that takes you to a new page. The new page explains how the Custom Q&A Blueprint works. You can read all the instructions and click the ‘Make Your Own‘ button when you want to continue.
Fill out the questions field the way you want. You can have multiple versions of the same questions in different styles for Alexa to respond to them. Go crazy and be creative with these questions and responses.
If you want to add multiple questions, click on the ‘+ Add Q&A’ button. It will add another field for you to fill. When done, hit the ‘Next: Update Skill’ button and give Amazon some time to sync your questions and responses across your account. It usually takes around 2-3 minutes and when this process completes, you can start asking Alexa the questions that you created. Have fun!
What are the most Frequently Asked Questions by users from Alexa?
Keeping in mind the recent turmoil at the global level, questions around politics and current affairs are pretty common. For example, on the occasion of the election of the President of the US, the COVID pandemic status across, who is the most popular political leader of 2022. Coming to the very last few weeks, the most popular topic is the crisis in Ukraine. Many users have wondered what is happening “What does Alexa think of war between Ukraine and Russia“, and “Are we heading towards World War 3”.
Not to mention the much-awaited questions around holidays, with commands like “How long will summer last? ” “When is Easter? “, “When is my girl’s birthday? ” and so on.