Maybe it was an old wish for many of us to send text message from computer. Fortunately, Microsoft finally turned this wish into the reality in Widows 10. Now with the virtual assistant of Windows 10, Cortana, you are able to send text message from computer easily. Just let the Cortana to do the job for you, if you quickly need to send text message from computer to anyone in your contact list.
Note that: To be able to send SMS messages from your computer i should mention this ability was introduced to Windows 10 with the Threshold 2 update. So you need to run at least that version of the system.
Receive and send text message from computer with Cortona Windows 10
With just a couple of keystrokes or your voice, the personal assistant can send an SMS. But first, you’ll have to set up both your phone and computer. So, the following instructions will help you do this.
1. Set up on Android
- Download Cortana on your Android device from Google Play Store
- Tap the hamburger menu on the right-hand corner on the top.
- Go to “Setting”
- Choose “Sync Notification” button.
- Now you turn on “Missed call notifications”, “Incoming message notifications”, and “App notifications sync.”
You’ve done it by your Android phone, but you should also set it up with your Windows 10 computer.
3. Set up on Windows 10 phone
- Now, open Cortana on your Windows 10 Mobile device
- Go to Notebook > Settings
- Make sure “Send phone notifications” is enabled
Once you make sure your devices are connected, you’re good to start sending and receiving text messages from your Windows 10 PC. Here for sending message you should go through the steps which is provided in this article.
2. Set up on Windows 10 PC
- Open Cortana on your Windows 10 PC
- Expand the hamburger menu, and go to Settings.
- You will see “Send notifications between devices”, make sure it is enabled
Ok, now it is finished for both of your devices now. So, you are able to send text message from computer.
How to send a message
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Sending messages is as easy as receiving them. If you want to learn how to do this, follow the instruction below. Don’t worry, it’s as a piece of a cake.
- Activate Cortana
Enable “Hey Cortana” in order to be able to do this job.
- Say “Text” or type “SMS”
You should do this to start sending an SMS. Just keep in mind that you can only send SMS to contacts in your People app, as you can’t add recipient’s number manually, so make sure a person you’re sending a message to is in your contacts list.
- Type or dictate your message
You can either type or dictate your message. In the case of dictating, try to speak clearly for Cortana to understand.
- Either say or click “send”
Now your job is finished. The message will be sent by clicking on “send” or saying it to Cortana.
Respond to a message
When your Windows 10 devices are connected, you will automatically receive notifications about a missed call or a received SMS message from your Windows 10 PC. So you can easily type your reply in a text field which appears in the notification window on your screen.
There you go, sending text messages from your computer have never been easier. Hope that this article was helpful, and that sending messages now appears easier for you. There are some other ways for communicating and texting from your computer like using telegram desktop.