Redditors say the option to enable Brief Mode only appeared for a few hours and then disappeared. Other users in the thread reported not having the option at all. TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez was able to access it, and she writes that Alexa first explains the new setting aloud, and then asks users if they want to enable it.


Redditors say they are enjoying the setting so far. It’s particularly useful for those using Alexa late at night, they say. Brevity matters more than politeness when you need to turn off a light at 3AM.