1. cckgz4's Avatar
    So my phone pushed a notification to me about syncing with my chromebook but I just blew it off as a useless type of notification. Then my chromebook the next day did the same so I clicked on it and it connected and I was like "Oh okay that's fine I guess." Then it suggested downloading Messages on my phone to use across my chromebook and phone. I assumed it would just be a web based type of messenger where I'd have to get everyone to use it in order to work...

    NO

    So you're telling me I can send SMS from my chromebook, similar to iMessage and iDevices (Have an iPad and an iPhone 7 Plus)???!!!! This made my day. That was really the only thing I was missing about having my Apple device as my daily driver (and Facetime but I hardly use it unless it's my boyfriend). This is aweseome. Next I need to see if my Ticwatch receives these notifications too but I'm sure it does
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    11-02-2018 10:22 AM
  2. methodman89's Avatar
    You always had and still have that option through the Gmail app. It's not dedicated, but we don't need a cell phone to use text messaging.
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    11-02-2018 11:06 AM
  3. cckgz4's Avatar
    You always had and still have that option through the Gmail app. It's not dedicated, but we don't need a cell phone to use text messaging.
    How so
    11-02-2018 12:44 PM
  4. methodman89's Avatar
    How so
    Google 'how do I use my computer to send a text message to a phone'.
    11-02-2018 01:12 PM
  5. cckgz4's Avatar
    Google 'how do I use my computer to send a text message to a phone'.
    The only thing i see is Hangouts which is not what I was referring to.

    At any rate, this works perfectly and the receiver doesn't have to download anything to be able to see your SMS. It's essentially through my phone
    11-02-2018 01:51 PM
  6. methodman89's Avatar
    The only thing i see is Hangouts which is not what I was referring to.
    You're not looking that hard. Download Pushbullet onto your web browser. Follow the instructions. Viola. Now you can never use your phone to text again, unless you want to.
    11-02-2018 01:54 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    You're not looking that hard. Download Pushbullet onto your web browser. Follow the instructions. Viola. Now you can never use your phone to text again, unless you want to.
    Not a fan of PushBullet -- that costs yearly. Why would the OP go to something that costs when messages works for them and is also free?
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    11-02-2018 06:10 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    So my phone pushed a notification to me about syncing with my chromebook but I just blew it off as a useless type of notification. Then my chromebook the next day did the same so I clicked on it and it connected and I was like "Oh okay that's fine I guess." Then it suggested downloading Messages on my phone to use across my chromebook and phone. I assumed it would just be a web based type of messenger where I'd have to get everyone to use it in order to work...

    NO

    So you're telling me I can send SMS from my chromebook, similar to iMessage and iDevices (Have an iPad and an iPhone 7 Plus)???!!!! This made my day. That was really the only thing I was missing about having my Apple device as my daily driver (and Facetime but I hardly use it unless it's my boyfriend). This is aweseome. Next I need to see if my Ticwatch receives these notifications too but I'm sure it does
    Yep it is very convenient. I used to use an app called Pulse SMS that did the same thing (before Messages was really a big thing that Google did). Texting from the PC is very nice and something I do miss with my current iPhone XS Max at the moment.
    cckgz4 likes this.
    11-02-2018 06:18 PM
  9. Inders99's Avatar
    How so
    Googgle>Gmail>SMS

    Not a big deal, you always had the capability.
    cckgz4 likes this.
    11-02-2018 07:14 PM
  10. methodman89's Avatar
    Not a fan of PushBullet -- that costs yearly. Why would the OP go to something that costs when messages works for them and is also free?
    There are so many ways to do this . I used to use Pushbullet, but it was free. I looked today, still free.
    11-02-2018 08:18 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    There are so many ways to do this . I used to use Pushbullet, but it was free. I looked today, still free.
    Free for 100 texts a month.. sure. After that pay up.
    11-02-2018 08:19 PM
  12. tube517's Avatar
    Been using Android Messages/Web for a few months now for work. Been a total lifesaver. And Free.

    (I used Pulse and Pushbullet in the past)
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    11-02-2018 09:00 PM
  13. methodman89's Avatar
    Free for 100 texts a month.. sure. After that pay up.
    Thank you for the warning. Didn't know about the 100 cap.
    11-03-2018 07:31 AM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    I've been doing that (read and reply to texts on PC) on Samsungs for like 4 years now with Sidesync.

    Now Microsoft integrates with your phone that it doesn't matter what SMS app you use on the phone, you can view and reply to them from a Windows 10 PC.
    11-03-2018 07:34 AM
  15. deacon33's Avatar
    (and Facetime but I hardly use it unless it's my boyfriend).
    You can use Google Duo app., have him download it. It's 'Facetime' cross platform.
    11-04-2018 07:47 AM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    So glad you are enjoying the sync-up with your Chromebook and Android phone! It's very convenient, yes?
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    11-04-2018 03:02 PM
  17. cckgz4's Avatar
    So glad you are enjoying the sync-up with your Chromebook and Android phone! It's very convenient, yes?
    Extremely. It's making life easier than what I knew
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    11-04-2018 07:07 PM
  18. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I've been doing that (read and reply to texts on PC) on Samsungs for like 4 years now with Sidesync.

    Now Microsoft integrates with your phone that it doesn't matter what SMS app you use on the phone, you can view and reply to them from a Windows 10 PC.
    Verizon has had similar functionality since 2014 as well with their message app. Texts sync to Android/iOS tablets and Windows 10, Android tablets can even make calls using speaker phone or bluetooth.

    Google was late to this game.
    11-04-2018 07:53 PM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    Extremely. It's making life easier than what I knew
    That's so great to hear! Well, read. 😊
    11-05-2018 06:33 AM

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