Built-in Intents - Amazon Lex V1

This documentation is for Amazon Lex V1. If you are using Amazon Lex V2, refer to the Amazon Lex V2 guide instead. We recommend using Amazon Lex V2 to take advantage of the latest features.

Built-in Intents

For common actions, you can use the standard built-in intents library. To create an intent from a built-in intent, choose a built-intent in the console, and give it a new name. The new intent has the configuration of the base intent, such as the sample utterances.

In the current implementation, you can't do the following:

  • Add or remove sample utterances from the base intent

  • Configure slots for built-in intents

To add a built-in intent to a bot
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon Lex console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/lex/.

  2. Choose the bot to add the built-in intent to.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose the plus (+) next to Intents.

  4. For Add intent, choose Search existing intents.

  5. In the Search intents box, type the name of the built-in intent to add to your bot.

  6. For Copy built-in intent, give the intent a name, and then choose Add.

  7. Configure the intent as required for your bot.


For the English (US) (en-US) locale, Amazon Lex supports intents from the Alexa standard built-in intents. For a list of built-in intents, see Standard Built-in Intents in the Alexa Skills Kit.

Amazon Lex doesn't support the following intents: