Alexa's random creepy laughter is freaking out Echo users

Электронный полтергейст колонки Amazon пугают пользователей по ночам

That means it's still not possible to perform two commands in the same sentence. If you're one that asks Alexa a lot of questions, you're used to invoking her the old fashioned way with an "Alexa" callout first and foremost. With Follow-Up Mode turned on, your Echo device will continue to listen for five seconds after responding to your original query.

There are potential problems here, though. This is also interesting as Alexa will now only repeat requests if she is more than sure that they are clear demands, not just background noise that the program can hear.

United States media reports said Amazon, the biggest online retail store, is investigating complaints about "Alexa", its smart personal assistant, following reports saying it starts laughing randomly. After all, until they received an update, Echo units were shown to be prone to following commands from the TV.

Users on social media noticed that Amazon Echo devices have been randomly laughing at people.

To enable follow-up mode, open the Alexa app and locate the Settings menu. Once there, select the specific device, and then tap on the Follow-Up Mode toggle to turn it on. It'll be toggled off by default, so users need to manually set it on to try follow-up commands.

"Every time Alexa laughs, an angel dies", entrepreneur and innovator Elon Musk joked in a Twitter exchange on the development. The feature should be available to the entire Echo lineup and some third-party Alexa devices; however, it's only available for US English and won't activate while you're listening to music, streaming an audiobook, or making a call.

Not anymore. Follow-Up Mode changes all that.

In a statement, Amazon said: "In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly hear the phrase 'Alexa, laugh'".

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