Apple's April 20 event COVID vaccines and blood clots DogeCoin Google Doodle honors Gutenberg Stimulus check status and plus-up money Child tax credit will be monthly

Voice-activated text gets you to the Evite party

Guests can now call and say their start address or location, and receive turn-by-turn driving directions via SMS.

Evite directions

As of Wednesday, Evite's Send-to-Phone text alerts--which let users get event details on their mobile phone--include a voice-activated directions service. Yes, the addition of direction texts means partiers have lost one of their top excuses for being late. That drawback aside, this free new feature could be quite helpful.

It works from any cell phone and doesn't require any GPS, data plan, or registration. Guests can just click the "directions" link in the Evite event details text message to launch a call to the voice-activated service. They then say their start address or intersection and get turn-by-turn driving directions via SMS.

A partnership between Evite and mobile voice-entry technology company Dial Directions, the feature is available immediately nationwide. Watch the video below to see how it works.

Related stories:

Evite gets more social interface (but still no API)