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How to send text messages from your Chromebook

Chrome OS offers many ways to keep your Chromebook and Android phone in sync. One of its features allows you to access the inbox with the SMS of your mobile and answer from your Chromebook. See how you can make the necessary adjustments.

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Before you can enable text messaging, you need to pair your Android smartphone with your Chromebook. For this, you must be running Android 5.1 or later on your handset and at least Chrome OS 71 on your PC. Also, make sure that both devices are connected in the same Google Account.

On your Chromebook, click the "Status" tab in the lower right corner and select the “Gear” icon to open the “Settings” menu.

In the "Connected Devices" section, locate the "Android Phone" option. Click the "Set Up" button next to it.

In the following pop-up, select your Android phone in the "Select A Device" drop-down menu and click click on the blue "Accept & Continue" button.

Enter him password of your Google Account and verify your identity. If all goes well, the next one σελίδα a message will say "All Set". Click "Done" to close the window.


Return to the "Settings" menu of the Chromebook and this time, there will be an option "Verify" next to "Android phone". Click the button, and then unlock it smartphone your. On your Chromebook and Android phone, you should get one notice which states that both your devices are connected.


To enable SMS synchronization, download the Google Android Messages app from Play Store. If you have a Google Pixel device, Nokia ή Motorola, you can skip this step, because Android Messages must already be installed on your handset.

On your Chromebook, go to Settings> Connected Devices and select your Android phone. Activate "Messages" and click the "Set Up" button.

A new window with QR code will appear on your computer screen. You must scan it using your phone to verify the connection.


Launch the Android Messages app on your phone and tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner. Select "Messages For Web" in the menu.

Press the "QR Code Scanner" button, then point your smartphone camera at the QR code on your Chromebook.


The window your Chromebook should now display the inbox of text messages.

You can compose new SMS texts, manage existing threads, attach files and more. Chrome OS will also add a "Messages" shortcut to its applications computer you.


Even if you have not opened Messages on your Chromebook, you will receive a notification every time you receive a new text message on your phone. Note that this feature will only work if your Chromebook and Android phone are connected to Internet.

If you change your mind, you can go to Settings> Connected Devices> your Android phone and turn off the "Messages" option.


In addition to SMS messaging, Chrome OS has other features for Android users.

Source of information: howtogeek.com


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