Amazon now lets anyone create personalised Alexa skills and responses


Amazon today introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints which is a new way to create your own personalized skills and responses for Alexa. Users can now take advantage of the easy-to-use templates to create customized experiences for Alexa within minutes just by filling in the blanks.

Amazon says that the skills you create are specially designed for you and your family, and will only appear on the devices registered to your Amazon account. The skills and responses you create with Alexa Skill Blueprints will be available instantly on the devices associated with your account.

To create your own personalized Alexa Skill, you need to first select your blueprint template from here where you can browse from more than 20 Skill Blueprints across four categories including Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge. With just one-click, your new skill will be available instantly on the devices associated with your account. Alexa Skill Blueprints is available now for customers in the US.

Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa said:

Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa personalized skills just for you and your family. You don’t need experience building skills or coding to get started—my family created our own jokes skill in a matter of minutes, and it’s been a blast to interact with Alexa in a totally new and personal way.