Send and receive text messages from your PC

Sending a message

If you haven't already set up messages, learn howTo send a new message from your PC:

  1. On your PC, in the Your Phone app, select Messages.

  2. To start a new conversation, select New message.

  3. Enter the name or phone number of a contact.

  4. Select the person you want to send a message to. A new message thread opens for you to begin with.

If you encounter issues while using messages, our troubleshooting tips may help.

Adding media to your conversations

Below the message box are three buttons to help you insert content into your message. The emoji button and the GIF button open menus where you can quickly search for what you want. 

Below the Message box are buttons for inserting emoji, a GIF, or an image.

The Image button also opens a menu where you can select from recent photos on your Android device. The menu also has an option for inserting an image from your PC.

To add a picture from your PC to a message:

  1. Below the message box, select the Image The Attach Image button. button.

  2. Select Browse this PC.

  3. Navigate to the folder that contains your picture.

  4. Select the picture, then click Open.

If you have a photo on your Android device that isn't among the most recent, you can still insert it in a message. 

  1. In the Your Phone app, switch to Photos.

  2. In the Photos gallery, locate the image you want, right-click it, and select Save as to save it to your PC.

  3. Follow the procedure above to add the picture from your PC to a message.

Am I limited to text messages or does it work with MMS too?

The Your Phone app supports messages sent by Short Message Service (SMS). It also supports Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messaging. You can still send your favorite photos and GIFs from your PC. 

RCS messaging is also available for select Samsung devices. More info about RCS messaging can be found here

How many messages can I see?

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, we show text messages that you've received or sent within the last 30 days.

Can I manage or delete my messages?

You can't manage or delete messages on your PC.

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