Send SMS Messages from a Computer

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SMS or text messaging is one of the most frequently used methods of communicating in today's world. The privacy, speed, and the fact that you can send a message from practically anywhere makes texting the go-to for pretty much anyone who owns a mobile device. There are times, however, when sending text messages from a computer is more convenient. If you work on a PC, having to stop and pick up your smartphone to respond to texts can hinder productivity significantly. If your mobile device is out-of-reach and you need to send or respond to a message quickly, doing so from your computer is a great option. Whatever the reason, being set up to send and receive text messages from your computer can be a lifesaver.

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There are a variety of ways to use a PC or Mac to send and receive SMS messages. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Skye are a few popular options. Another frequently used app is called MightyText, which is currently for Android users only. With the installation of the mobile app, users can use their Google account to sign-in and sync their messaging app with MightyTexts web interface. So, as long you have access to a web browser, you can send and receive texts messages from your computer or tablet.

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In the following VisiHow guide, we're going to walk through the steps for installing MightyText on an Android device, as well as getting set up to use a web browser to send and receive SMS messages. For this tutorial, we used a Google Pixel running Android Oreo, a Clevo laptop running Windows 10 Professional, and Google's Chrome browser.

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Install MightyText for Android

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    From the home screen, swipe upward to access your app drawer.
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    Once inside your device's app drawer, tap the "Play Store" shortcut.
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  3. 3
    From the Play Store app, search for; "mighty text" (without the quotation marks). When the results return, tap the first link listed.
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  4. 4
    On MightyText's info page, tap the green "INSTALL" button.
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  5. 5
    When the app is installed, tap the green "OPEN" button.
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  6. 6
    For MightyText to function correctly, it will need access to your SMS, Contacts, and Phone. Tap "OK" to continue.
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  7. 7
    In the following pop-up, the app will ask for permission to send and view SMS messages. Tap "ALLOW" to proceed. Do the same for the remaining two permission requests that follow.
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  8. 8
    With the initial permissions granted, it's time to select the account you'd like to use. Using the drop-down arrow, select the account, then tap "Complete Setup".
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Next, a pop-up will appear requesting that you allow both Google and MightyText to use your account information by their respective TOS (terms of service). Tap "Allow" to continue.

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    Now, head over to your computer or tablet, open a browser (chrome for our example), and visit mightytext.net/app.
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Sign in to the MightyText Web Interface

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    As mentioned in the last step of the previous section, open your preferred web browser and type mightytext.ney/app into the URL field.
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    You'll be redirected to Google's sign-in screen. Enter the email address you selected in step # 8 of the section above, then click "NEXT".
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    Next, enter the password associated with your email address, then click "NEXT" once again.
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  4. 4
    Before accessing MightyText's web interface, you'll be met with a Google Accounts permission page. Google will only share your email address with the application, not your password or personal information. Click "Allow" to continue.
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  5. 5
    If you look at your mobile device, you'll now see the word "Success" with a green checkmark below. This is confirmation that you've linked your device correctly with MightyText.
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    When the welcome screen appears, click "Yes, let's go!" to start sending and receiving text messages from your computer.
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    The following page is the MightyText web interface. Your SMS messages will sync, and you'll see all open conversations. To start a new conversation, click the red "New Message" button in the top left corner. MightyText's main menu options are available on the left-hand side of the page.
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    If at any time you wish to unlink your device, tap the three-dot menu in the on the mobile app, followed by "Unlink Phone". You'll have to select another account if you want to continue using the app.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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