Cortana Custom Commands: Your Voice Assistant’s Personalized Features

Cortana is Microsoft’s virtual assistant, and like other voice assistants, it can interpret and respond to your voice commands. In fact, with Cortana, you can even create custom voice commands that will make your experience even more personalized. With a wide array of features and capabilities, it’s no wonder that users have come to rely on this voice assistant. In this article, we will be sharing some of the best Cortana custom commands that will help you get the most out of this virtual assistant.

#1 Basic Commands

“Open the Start Menu”
“Switch to tablet mode”
“Take a screenshot”
“Close the current window”
“Change the desktop background”
“Show the calendar”
“Open the Control Panel”
“Search for a file”
“Play some music”
“Turn off the computer”

#2 Productivity Commands

“Find my next meeting”
“Add a task to my to-do list”
“Schedule an appointment for next Monday at 5 PM”
“Send an email to John Doe”
“Set a reminder for tomorrow at 3 PM”
“Create a new note in OneNote”
“Define the word ‘onomatopoeia'”
“Translate ‘hello’ to Spanish”
“Search for the top-rated restaurants in my area”
“Get directions to the nearest gas station”

#3 Social Media Commands

“Post a status update on Facebook”
“Tweet ‘I love Cortana'”
“Send a message on Skype”
“Find someone on LinkedIn”
“Add a new contact to my address book”
“Check my social media notifications”
“Create a new album on Facebook”
“Send a DM on Twitter”
“Share a picture on Instagram”
“Find trending news on Facebook”

#4 Entertainment Commands

“Play a song by Ed Sheeran”
“Watch a YouTube video”
“Open Netflix and watch Stranger Things”
“Find me some new movie trailers”
“Play the latest episode of Game of Thrones”
“Listen to a podcast episode”
“Find me some funny cat videos”
“Recommend me some good books to read”
“Play some trivia games”
“Listen to a bedtime story”

#5 Home Automation Commands

“Turn off the living room lights”
“Set the thermostat to 70 degrees”
“Turn on the coffee maker”
“Lock the front door”
“Find my phone”
“Set the alarm for 6 AM”
“Change the channel on the TV”
“Start the dishwasher”
“Turn off the bedroom lights”
“Open the garage door”