Do you often send SMS messages to contacts who are in your Gmail account? There may be times when you need to send an SMS message or alert to a group of people who are in your Gmail contacts. Instead of using your smartphone to send SMS messages to your Gmail contacts, you can actually perform the action from within Gmail itself. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to send SMS messages from Gmail to your contacts in a quick way.
How to Send SMS Messages from Gmail
1. Login to your Gmail account.
2. Click the wench icon at the top-right corner of the screen, and choose Labs.
3. Scroll down the list of labs to SMS (text messaging) in Chat and enable the option.
5. Similarly, enable the SMS in Chat gadget option.
6. Scroll down further and click Save changes.
7. To send an SMS from Gmail, hover the mouse pointer over a contact from your Chat window (to the left of the screen).
8. Click More and choose Send SMS.
9. In the message box that is displayed, select the country and enter the phone number and save the changes.
Alternatively, to send a message, type the persons name or a phone number in the Search box and then click Send SMS.
10. Type the message you want to send and hit Send to deliver the message.
A reply to your text message will be displayed in the Chat window and stored in your Chat history, if you have enabled that option.
Google does not charge for using this service. However, the usual mobile providers’ charges will apply to any SMS messages sent from your mobile device to Google Chat.
SMS texting using Gmail is available only in certain countries and with specific service providers. Check this list to see if your country or service provider is supported.
Have you made use of the SMS feature in Gmail to send text messages?