— Marcus Ash (@marcusash) June 17, 2014
Answering to a user question on Twitter, Marcus Ash, Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Cortana on Windows Phone revealed that Microsoft is working on a passive voice activation feature for Cortana. Right now, you need to tap Cortana to listen to your voice commands. Some devices like Moto X, Kinect has a feature called passive voice activation in which these devices will be listening to you all the time for your commands. Marcus confirmed this upcoming feature in Cortana while he tweeted about the recent issue regarding an Xbox One ad. Read about that Xbox One ad here.