IF YOU have one of Ring’s video doorbells, you should check out this little-known feature.
The popular gadgets can automatically open your door with preset messages and record visitors like an answering machine.
It’s a helpful tool for times when you’re away from home and can’t reply to visitors through the Ring app.
The feature, called Quick Replies, launched in the US in February 2021 and later rolled out in the UK and Ireland.
It has since appeared in a series of Tiktok Videos on how to get the most out of Ring’s gadget offering.
You can turn it on at any time in the Ring Android or iOS app.
Once enabled, visitors who press your doorbell will hear a preset message of your choice.
Your gadget can tell callers to wait while you answer the door, leave a package outside, or just walk away.
Once they’ve listened, the visitor has the option to leave a message that you can listen to through the Ring app.
To try the tool for yourself, open the app and tap the three lines in the top left of your display.
Beat Devices and select the doorbell you want to set up.
Tap the Smart Answers tile and then toggle Quick answers Switch so that it is in the blue “on” position.
Beat Fast reply message and select a message. You’ll hear a recording of what the message sounds like.
You have the option to select a year-round message or a seasonal greeting that is relevant to the time of year, e.g. B. Christmas.
You can also choose a delay time so that the message is played either immediately or up to 20 seconds after ringing.
Beat Save on computer to complete the setup.
Ring says on its website, “Quick Replies messages appear as individual events on your timeline. No subscription is required for Quick Replies.
“However, only Ring Protect subscribers can listen to recordings of Quick Replies interactions in their event history.”
Quick Responses are available with select Ring Video Doorbells. Here is the full list of compatible devices:
- Video Doorbell (2nd Generation)
- video doorbell 2
- Video doorbell 3
- Video Doorbell 3 Plus
- Video doorbell 4
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
- Wired Ring Video Doorbell
- Ring Video Doorbell Elite
- Ring Door View Cam
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