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How Do I Send Text Messages From Gmail®

October 09, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

how you can send a text message to a phone directly from your Gmail® mailbox.

Sending text messages via the Internet is nothing new nowadays. There are many specialized portals that provide this service.

If you’re a Gmail® user, you can send a text message to a phone directly from your mailbox. To learn how to enable this feature and use it, follow the instructions below.

Sending SMS from Gmail® instructions:

  1. Log in to your account on the Gmail® home page.
  2. Click the icon for “Settings” located in the right-upper corner under your email account name. Select “Settings” in the dropdown menu.
  3. Switch to the “Labs” tab located at the top of the screen.
  4. Enable the “SMS (text messaging) in Chat”.  If you can’t find it easily, type in “SMS” in the “Search for a lab” box. Once enabled, go to the bottom of the page and click the “Save Changes” button.
  5. Now, simply enter in the chat field the number you wish to dial. Click the “Send SMS” option and save the contact.
  6. The conversation will automatically pop up.
    If you already have a contact name associated with the mobile phone number entered, you can simply select the person and proceed.

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