How to Send and Receive Text Messages Directly from Your Windows 10 PC
Microsoft has started seeding a new Insider Preview build to Windows 10 Mobile users. While the latest build hasn't brought in a super long list of features and improvements like the previous build, it does finally introduce the long-awaited Messaging Everywhere feature. If you have installed or plan to install Windows 10 Mobile 14327, you can now send and receive text messages directly from your Windows 10 computer.
Follow this guide to learn how to send and receive text messages from Windows 10 PC.
How to send SMS from Windows 10 PC to mobile devices
The new Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Preview build 14327 brings a preview of the new Messaging Everywhere feature that works across all the Windows 10 devices. We have already shared with you the official Windows 10 Mobile 14327 changelog which included some instructions on how to get started with the preview of the new Messaging Everywhere feature. If you missed out, here are all the steps in one place.
Required: Your Windows 10 Mobile device should be updated to the latest Preview Build 14327 or above. Install Windows 10 Preview 14316 or above on your Windows 10 PC.
- Make sure you are signed in with your Microsoft Account (MSA) on both the Windows 10 mobile and desktop devices.
- On your Windows 10 Mobile device: go to Messaging app settings and enable Send texts on all my Windows devices.
- Next, on your Windows 10 PC: make sure you have chosen which phone to send messages through. Go to the Messaging app settings on your PC and select the Windows 10 Mobile device.
Don't forget to try this new Windows 10 Messaging Everywhere feature and let us know if it works seamlessly with your Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile devices.
Along with the preview of new messaging experience, Microsoft has also added support for more languages in Cortana. The new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview 14327 brings a number of bug fixes and its own share of known issues. You can read more about this latest Redstone Preview build here: Windows 10 Mobile 14327 Released with the New Messaging Experience Preview