I know I can pull up my SMS app and press the microphone to activate speech. I speak my message, but then I need to press the "send" button to actually send my message.

Is there a way to activate the send function by saying a keyword instead of pressing the button?

Coming from an iPhone where Siri does most of this for me, basically I can say

Tell my wife, I'm running a bit late.

Siri responds

Here's your message to wife's name, would you like me to send your message?

I say


and off it goes.

I'm looking for something similar in Android.


With Google Now/Voice Actions I don't think there's any way to do this. Some actions will happen automatically after a short delay ("note to self..." is one I know offhand; there may be others), but text messaging requires you to actually press the "Send" button on the card that pops up.

However, you could try a third-party app for these specific functions that you'd like to be completely hands-free. Dragon works a bit more closely to Siri, acting in a conversational manner, and will prompt you for a "Yes/No" to send a message in a very similar fashion. Skyvi is another option you could try, which will send text messages automatically after a 5 second delay (during which time you can press a "Cancel" button to stop the sending).

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  • Thanks for the info. Dragon looks awesome, but is blocked in Canada. I tried Skyvi (briefly) yesterday, and didn't really like it... I'll give it another go. – Chase Florell Jan 17 '13 at 2:04
  • Running Dragon seems to be the best. There are a lot of drawbacks, but It'll do for now. – Chase Florell Jan 17 '13 at 18:58

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