You will finally be able to create custom lists using Alexa, according to TechCrunch. Amazon is said to start rolling out the feature starting today, so it may not be available on your Alexa devices just yet. When it does arrive, you’ll be able to create new lists with custom names.
Ever since Alexa was first introduced on the original Amazon Echo, it has had the ability to store items on a shopping list and a to-do list. The new functionality announced today will allow you to create additional lists in addition to the default lists. You’ll do so by saying “Alexa, create a list.” Alexa will then ask you to name the list and you’ll presumably be able to add items to the list by saying “Alexa, add [item] to my [list name] list.“
Amazon added support for 3rd-party list managers, like Any.do and Todoist, a year ago. More recently, they expanded that support by allowing 3rd-party Alexa skills to manage your two default Alexa lists. Those were great improvements to Alexa, but Amazon hadn’t improved any of Alexa’s built-in list capabilities until now.