Sometimes it is easier to send a text message from your computer than from your smartphone. For example, if the text is large, the keyboard of a computer is convenient from the touch screen of a mobile phone. You may even spend most of your time in front of a computer, or just find something on the internet and want to copy-paste it into a message without having to search it again on your mobile.
Those who have a cell phone Android, the mom company Google offers a service called "Messages for web", which allows you to send text from your computer, using your favorite Web browser. See how you can send text from your computer when using a smartphone Android:
Quick steps to send text from PC to mobile Android
1. Use your favorite browser to go to messages.android.com ή messages.google.com/web
2. Open the Messages application in Android your smartphone
3. Go to pairing devices
4. Scan the QR code with your smartphone
5. Send text from your computer via Messages for Web
In addition to this method you can also use application "Your phone number" that exists in Windows and sends messages via smartphone Android, make calls and much more. But here we are talking that we do not need Windows but any operating system. All we want is a browser and let it run under Linux, MacOS or whatever.
Remember that these applications only work if your phone is turned on and connected to a network. The messages sent are calculated at the cost of sending messages from your provider.
Detailed steps to send text from PC to mobile Android
1. Make sure you use its Messaging application Google. On most of them Android mobile the Messages application Google exists by default. However, some manufacturers, such as Samsung, have their own Messages application, which is included in their devices Android.
One way to understand the difference is to look at the messaging app icon. For example, on a Samsung Galaxy device, you can clearly see the difference between the two icons: Google, the icon is a chat bubble with three horizontal lines, while Samsung Messaging has a chat bubble with three dots.
If you already have the Messages app Google, go to the next step of this guide. However, if the icon on your device is different from the one above, use it Google Play Store to install Messages application from Google.
On these phones, when you first open the app (for example on a Samsung Galaxy), you are notified that you need to Google default application SMS to use it. Click the "Set default application" button SMS”And from there select its application Google by default.
Turn on the "Memorize this computer" switch if you want the site to remember your computer and automatically upload your messages to Android every time you visit it. If you do not turn on this switch, you can access your messages from Android, as long as you keep the site open. Once you close the site your smartphone is disconnected from it. Therefore, we recommend that you enable this option, ONLY IF other people do not have access to your computer.
3. Open the Messaging application Google) on your smartphone. Recall that its icon looks like a white chat bubble on a blue background with three horizontal lines.
4. When the application opens, press the three vertical dots in the upper right corner. This reveals a drop-down menu. In this click on the option, "Pair devices".
5. You are ready to pair your device with its website Google, scanning the QR code we told you in the first step of this guide. First, press the "QR Scanner" button and Android displays a screen similar to the scanner-camera mode, with a square section in the middle.
Then point the smartphone at your computer screen, trying to frame the QR code that appears on your browser tab in the rectangular area of your phone. The camera scans the QR code automatically and the web-mobile pairing takes place.
Your mobile phone will say "you are ready" and will return messages. If you are using a trusted device, you will see the option "Memorize this computer" on the website. Choose according to what you did in step 2
To reduce the use of your data, it is a good idea to use Android your mobile with Wi-Fi connection instead of data.
You may also see this message: “Video calls are now available. With its power Google Duo. THE Google will check, but will not save, the contacts of this application for any availability in the Duo. ” Click the "I got it" button.
6. How to send text from a computer via mobile Android.
Messages on the Google Web site are like Messages Google on your computer, so it works almost the same way. In the column on the left, select the contact you are interested in to see the conversations with her so far displayed on the right. Use the "Chat Message" field at the bottom of the window to enter your message, and then press the arrow button SMS to send it.
To start a new conversation, click or tap the "Start Chat" button in the upper left corner. Then, in the To field (top right), enter the name of the person you want to contact or their phone number. Finally, tap the appropriate search result to open a new window and send text from your computer.
You can also add more people to the conversation by clicking or tapping "Add more people" in the To field at the top.
The messages you send and receive from the web browser are instantly synchronized to Android your mobile so that you can view your entire chat history regardless of the device you are using.
BONUS: Send one MMS From the computer
You can attach all kinds of multimedia elements to your conversations. There are four buttons in the "Text Message" field. The first is for adding emojis, the second allows you to send stickers, the third opens a collection of animated GIFs, and the fourth is for attaching files such as images and videos from your computer.
NOTE: Keep in mind that when you send files, stickers, or animated GIFs, your message becomes MMS. It is not anymore SMS. This means that you may be charged more, as telecommunications providers tend to have different charges for sending messages. MMS.
Turn on the dark theme in Web Messages
If the white background becomes too tedious for your eyes, its website Google includes a dark function. To activate it, click on the three vertical dots at the top left column. Then, in the menu that opens, click "Enable Dark Theme".
In addition, if you have a full history, through the website you can easily and quickly delete, archive the sms you, and generally do that on your mobile too but with the ease of a mouse and a large keyboard.
Finally, this way, you can look busy in your office while texting your friends, instead of constantly checking your cell phone.