Amazon recently announced a few new features, including one that would allow Alexa to whisper instead of speak at full volume. Called “whisper mode,” the feature finally began to roll out to Echo users in the United States on Friday.
Amazon noted in its announcement post, whisper mode is great for interacting with Alexa early in the morning before everyone is awake, or late at night after everyone has gone to sleep. With whisper mode, you will no longer accidentally wake up the entire house.
There are a few ways to activate whisper mode on your Echo device, depending on your preference:
Open the Alexa app on your mobile device, then go to Settings > Alexa Account > Alexa Voice > Responses > Whispered Responses.
Alternatively, just say “Alexa, turn on whisper mode” to your Echo device.
Once whisper mode has been activated, you’ll probably need to be pretty close to the device to hear her responses.