Having Amazon’s Alexa remind you to do something is great but, unlike Alarms that have to be dismissed, reminders can be easily missed if you happen to be out of the room when the reminder goes off and you don’t see the notification on your phone. If there’s a reminder that you absolutely don’t want to miss, you can now have Alexa follow up on a reminder to ensure you got the message or didn’t forget about it.
In the Alexa app, all reminders now have a follow-up toggle that can be turned on. Once enabled, Alexa will remind you again and again until the reminder is marked complete. For reminders that occur daily or multiple times a day, the follow-ups will come once an hour after the reminder initially goes off. For one-off reminders or recurring reminders that are less frequent than daily, Alexa will follow up the next day at the same time as the original reminder. If you’re setting up a new reminder by voice and you want Alexa to follow up with you, just say “Alexa, create a follow-up reminder.”