This post was last updated on September 15th, 2013 at 08:23 pm
Google is something which cannot stop getting better. Every day it comes up with new goodies, features and applications for its users. It is not very professional also not very convenient to use your mobile phone to text a message to someone while you are busy working. So here is a way provided by Google to send messages to someone by simply using Gmail on your computer. The G-chat service under the Gmail provides you the flexibility to send text messages to someone.
Many times it happens that you are trying to chat with somebody and they do not respond to your chat because maybe they just moved away from their computer due to some work. Or maybe it may happen that you are in the middle of chat with someone and they just need to leave. But you still have something really important to tell them. This is why Google developed a new feature which gives you a way to chat to your colleagues or friends even when they are not near their computers. With this new feature of sending text message through Gmail accounts on can continue his conversation. With this new ‘Labs’ feature one can send free text messages from the Gmail account itself.
How does it work?
The new goodie introduced by Gmail works very convenient for the users. One can send text messages to anyone all around the world through this service. You only need to provide the phone number and the message will be easily sent. You can get started by simply typing a phone or mobile number into the search box present in the chat window on the left, and then select “Send SMS.” You can also send messages by selecting the contact you want to text message first and then add their phone numbers afterwards.
On the other hand at the receiving end, when you receive a text message from the Gmail account on your cell phone, it will always come from a contact number in the 406 area code. You can always reply to this text message on your phone just like you would reply to any other normal text received on your cell phone. The reply sent by you will get routed back to the Gmail servers and will appear up in the Gmail chat window of the person to who you have sent it. It can confuse you in the beginning as each of the messages will always come from a different number. But you can reply to any of these messages and it will get right back to the right person to whom you are sending. Messages from the same Gail account will always come to your phone from the same number, so you can even save and bookmark it in your phone as a contact.
How to use it?
This option is enabled be default in new accounts. If you haven’t found this option then you just need to sign in to your Gmail account and go to the ‘setting’ option. In the ‘Labs’ option you will find a send text message option. Just click on it and make use of the feature.
This new feature provided by Google can save your time, money and even stay connected to your friends even when they are away from their computers.