What You Need to Know About Cortana



Cortana is a Virtual Assistant from Microsoft on Windows PCs, Windows Mobile, plus Android phones and tablets. If you have used Siri on the iPhone, Google Assistant on Android, or Alexa on Amazon's Echo, you must be familiar with this type of technology.

What can it do?

Cortana has many features.

Cortana can be an encyclopedia, dictionary and others. For example, you can type or say things like "What is another word for smart?". You can also ask certain things like ("What is Car?)", Etc.

Cortana uses a Search Enginefrom Bing to answer the question. If the question is easy, then your answer will appear immediately. However, if Cortana isn't sure or can't answer it, she will open the browser with a question and answer.

Cortana can also give answers like "How is The Weather?". In this example, he must also be allowed to access your location and contacts.

If you give Cortana permission to access your location, she can start acting more like a true assistant.

You can also ask Cortana to select data and provide certain files by making statements such as "Show me my photos" or "Show me my documents." Never be afraid to experiment with what can be said. The more you work with it,

For more information about what Cortana can do, see Some Everyday Uses for Cortana on Windows 10.

How to Communicate With Cortana

There are several ways to communicate with Cortana. You can type questions or commands in the area provided. Typing is an option if you prefer not to give verbal commands or if your computer / laptop does not have a microphone.

Speak with Cortana in English. His interpretation of what he heard will appear in the Search box. Depending on what you say, he might talk back, so listen carefully. For example, if you ask him to make a reminder on the calendar, he will ask you to get the details. He certainly wants to know when, where, what time, and so on.

How Cortana Learns About You

Initially, Cortana learned about you through a linked Microsoft Account. The account is the account that you use to log in to Windows 10, and maybe like yourname@outlook.com or yourname@hotmail.com. From that account Cortana can get the name, age, and other facts that you provide. The more often you use Cortana, the more she will learn.

Joking with Cortana


Cortana can laugh out loud, if you give her a little joke. If you have activated it, say to the microphone "Hey, Cortana", followed by one of the commands below.

  1. Hey, Cortana:
  2. Are you human?
  3. Tell me a joke.
  4. Do you know Siri?
  5. What's the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
  6. Sing me a tune.
  7. Who is your creator?
  8. Will you marry me?

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