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Poll: Do you say 'please' and 'thank you' to voice assistants?

Do you mind your manners around Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri?

Published onSeptember 30, 2021

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Voice assistants have become a major part of many people’s lives, allowing you to quickly get answers to queries, giving you seamless control over your smart home devices, and more.

These assistants also have their own personalities too, helping to make interactions feel more natural. That got us wondering whether any readers say “please” and “thank you” to their assistants. Let us know by taking our poll below.

Do you say 'please' and 'thank you' to voice assistants?

5843 votes

Google and Amazon encouraged this behavior a few years ago with Pretty Please and Magic Word functionality respectively. This was designed to teach children manners by having them say “please” and “thank you” to the assistant. Some of you might also feel a little weird making a request or issuing a command without minding your manners.

Still, these virtual assistants aren’t people, so it’s not like they’ll feel offended if you don’t say please or thank them. Nevertheless, you can comment below if you have more on your mind regarding this poll.

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