How to Send SMS from Your PC [Android]

How to Send A Text Message From Your Computer [Android]

What I find to be an inconvenient task is to send a text message when I am using my computer as I have to take my eyes off my computer, unlock my phone, type in the message and then send it. I really wish there were a way I could directly send a message from my computer without directly using my phone.

Fortunately, there is now a way for all those computer freaks to send a message. As long as you have an Android device, you can use an app to send a text message using your computer.

In order to send a text message from your computer, you are going to use an app called MightyText. The app is available for free and does more than just letting you send a message. Here’s how you can use it:

1. Head to the Google Play store and download and install MightyText on your Android device.

2. Launch the app when it has been installed.

3. On the first screen of the app you should see a button saying “Complete Setup.” Tap on it to go ahead with the setup procedure.

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4. On the screen that follows it should ask you if it can access the Google App Engine in your account. Tap “OK.”

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5. You should now be on the final step where you can see a URL that you need to enter in a web browser on your computer. Type in the URL to the browser and press Enter.

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6. You will need to log in with the Google account that you use on your Android device.

7. MightyText will then ask you if it can use your Google account to sync your text messages. Click on “Allow.”

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8. You should now be on the screen where you can see all of the text messages that are available on your device. Here you can read old messages, send new ones, and do many more things.

Since we wish to send a new text message, click on “New Message” in the left panel.

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9. In the compose window enter the name or the number you wish to send the message to, type in your message in the message body, and then click the arrow icon to send it.

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10. You should see something like the following image when the message has been sent.

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11. You have successfully sent a text message from your computer with the help of your Android device.

Technically, what happens here is that MightyText only acts as a bridge to let you send a message from your computer. The real message gets sent from your Android device. Therefore, your recipients will see your actual mobile number and not a web-based SMS service number.

Having the ability to send a text message right from the computer saves you from the hassle of moving between your computer and your Android device. It makes sending a text message much more convenient.

17 comments

  1. Awesome! I’ve been using this app for years now. So convenient to get and reply to text messages right from my computer without having to take my phone out of my pocket. It tells me who the message is from and I can hide the message contents as well. It also tells me who is calling, and I can get app notifications on my computer as well. It will also upload pics and video if I want to my computer, so I don’t have to manually upload them. There are quite a few other features too. I highly recommend this app.

    • Hi Randy,

      Yes, it is indeed a very nice app for SMS management for your Android device. Works like a charm!

      Thanks!

  2. I used MightyText for several years but I have recently started using EvolveSMS for texting on my phone and that app integrates perfectly with yappy. So now I use the yappy service for texting from all of my computers, OS X, Ubuntu and Arch Linux, and also occasionally on Windows. Tally seems to work better for me and it also seems to send and receive texts faster. You guys should try it out and maybe do a review on it as well. Also, if you use the app EvolveSMS then it is even better because of the built in tally support.

    • Hi dtigue,

      Yes, EvolveSMS also seems to be a good app. But MightyText also gets the job done.

      Thanks!

  3. Err, sorry. Where the word ‘tally’ is in the post above, it should be ‘yappy’. Crazy auto-correct strikes again.

    • Hi, below is a cut and paste job from internet search. It may be of use to you, maybe not.

      “Send an SMS from your computer through gismosms.com. Gismo SMS allows you to send SMS texts for free through your PC to almost any place in the world. Simply select your recipient’s location, type their phone number and your message, and verify a code provided by the website.”

          • Hi dan,

            Sending a text message from a web based service like TxtDrop is completely different than the above procedure.

            The above procedure just helps you relay a message from your computer over to your Android device. Your device receives a command from your computer along with the message, and the device then sends out the message.

            In the web-based SMS services like TxtDrop, the actual message does NOT get sent out from your device or your mobile number. It’s sent out by that provider.

            Both are different and you can use whichever you think is good for you.

            Thanks!

    • Hi dan,

      Well, the above procedure requires you to have an Android device to be able to send a message. As said in the last paragraph of the article, the actual message gets sent from your device and not your computer. Your computer or the app only acts as a bridge, they do not actually send the message.

      but yes, there are sites that let you send a message from your computer without needing an Android device. Some Googling should help you reveal those sites.

      Thanks!

      • Hi Mahesh,
        The title of the article, ‘How to Send SMS from Your PC’ led me to believe it discussed sending an SMS from a PC (even though Android was in parenthesis; when I hear PC I think Windows). Not quite sure what you meant by my computer does not actually send the message. I realize the software is involved but so is my PC, no?
        Dan

        • Hi dan,

          The procedure does involve both – a PC and an Android device – to send a text message.

          What happens is that the MightyText URL that you open on your computer pushes your text messages over to your Android device. Your device then sends out those messages from its own system (as if you’re sending a message from the device itself without using a PC).

          I hope that clears some things up for you!

          Thanks!

          • Hi Mahesh,

            Thanks for your clear explanation.
            However, it seems to me that a site like ‘txtdrop.com’ saves a step and bypasses Android.

            Dan

  4. I downloaded the app on my Galaxy 5 phone and then on the computer. The computer states it has not been downloaded on the phone. The phone shows it has been downloaded. Both are using the same Gmail account. I uninstalled the app and had the computer send me the app again. I installed it again, and it showed “Mighty Text will be installed soon”. Nothing happened.

    Bummer!!!

    • Hi Ryan,

      That’s quite strange!

      Did the other steps in the procedure go well?

      Let us know.

      Thanks!

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