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Capabilities of custom Skill Messages API?

I'm trying to understand the Alexa Skills Messaging API (link to docs).

  • I've seen in the API that one can send arbitrary data to the Alexa Skills Messaging API.
    The message you want to send to the skill, in the following format:
    {
      data:{ },
      expiresAfterSeconds: integer                                                 }              
  • I also noticed that this content falls under Skill Events API, used for subscribing to events like "enables or disabling the skill.

From these two data points, can you help me understand:

  • How could one utilize custom messages? For example, could one prep content for the next session or somehow trigger an intent?
  • What is the relationship between Skill Events and the Skill Messaging API?


Thanks for the help!

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