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The Best Way to Send Texts from a Computer

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May 22, 2024
Chloe Mulliner
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Sure, it’s quick and easy to fire off personal texts on your mobile phone. But when it comes to your business texting, that’s not always the case.

You see, your mobile phone isn’t exactly conducive to sending out messages to important clients or prospective customers. Not only can it be extremely time-consuming to build out contact lists and craft messages on your tiny phone screen, but it can also be tedious, not to mention a recipe for typos and errors.

That’s why many businesses are turning to their computers — instead of their phones — to send business-related mass text messages.

For instance, let’s say you oversee employee operations and need to send a detailed message to your staff. You’ll have an easier time typing it out on your computer’s keyboard, creating different versions, and catching any mistakes. Or perhaps you’re in the customer service industry, in which case, you may find it more convenient to manage, track, and respond to multiple messages from customers when they’re clearly listed and organized on a larger screen or monitor. What’s more, some computer texting methods even let you separate your recipients into specific contact groups. This is extremely helpful if you need to send different messages to certain groups, such as current customers vs. prospective ones.

Now that you have a better idea of why you might use your computer to send texts, it’s time to figure out how to send text messages from a computer.

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Methods to Send a Text Message from a Computer

You can send texts from a computer via:

  • Text messaging platforms like EZ Texting
  • Email
  • iMessage on your Mac
  • Android messages through Text from Web
  • Google Voice
  • Cell Phone carrier's website

While there are several ways of sending a text message through a computer, not all methods are created equal. Some have more advantages over others.

See the comparison chart below:

 

Sending text computer comparison chart

 

Each method has its own pros and cons, and which one you choose may simply come down to personal preference. That said, if you’re looking for a method with additional features, such as reporting and bulk messaging, a text messaging platform is the most versatile option.

Below we show you how to send text messages from your computer using the previously mentioned methods:

How to Send a Text with a Text Messaging Platform

If you’re using a text messaging platform, such as EZ Texting, you can access it on your computer and send texts through your desktop or laptop.

  1. Sign in to your account on the messaging platform.
  2. Upload your contacts or create a database of contacts.
  3. Select “Send Message.”
  4. Type in your recipients or contact groups in the “To” field.
  5. Compose your message in the “Message” field.
  6. Click “Send Now” or “Schedule for Later.” If you choose to schedule your message for later, use the calendar field to pick the specific time and date.
  7. Click “Review Message” and make any necessary edits.
  8. Click “Send Message” to deliver your text.

How to Send a Text with Email

Sending a text via email is easy, but you’ll first need to know the recipient’s cell phone provider so that you can include the corresponding email domain.

  1. Open your email app or webpage on your computer.
  2. Compose a new email.
  3. Type the recipient’s 10-digit phone number in the “To” field.
  4. After the digits, type in the corresponding email domain. For instance:
    • AT&T: @txt.att.net
    • Verizon: @vzwpix.com
    • Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com
    • T-Mobile: tmomail.net
  5. The email address you’ve created should look like this: 0123456789@txt.att.net
  6. Craft your text in the message field and click “Send.”

How to Send a Text with iMessage On a Mac

If you’re using an Apple computer, such as MacBook, MacBook Air, or iMac, then you have access to the iMessage platform.

  1. Open the Messages app on your Mac computer.
  2. Log in using your Apple ID.
  3. Click the “Compose” icon to create your message.
  4. Type your recipient’s name, email address, or phone number in the “To” field. You can also use the “Add” button to pull directly from your contact list.
  5. Type your message in the “iMessage” field.
  6. Click the “Return” or “Enter” key on your keyboard to send your message.

How to Send a Text Using Android Messages & Text from the Web

With an Android mobile phone, you can use Google’s Text from the Web to send text messages from your computer. To do so, you must already have the latest version of the Android Messages app on your phone.

  1. Visit “messages.google.com/web” on your computer.
  2. Open the Messages app on your Android phone, click the three vertical dots on the far right, and choose “Messages for web.”
  3. Tap the “QR code scanner” and use your phone to scan the QR code that appears. This allows your computer to sync with your phone, so you should see your existing text messages appear on your computer screen.
  4. Type in the name, phone number, or email address of the recipient in the “To” field.
  5. Type your text in the message box.
  6. Click “Return” or “Enter” on your computer to send the message.

How to Send a Text with Google Voice

Google Voice provides you with a phone number to make calls and texts from your web browser on your computer.

  1. Go to “voice.google.com” on your computer.
  2. Click “Personal Use.”
  3. Scroll down and click the “Web” option.
  4. Sign in to your Google account.
  5. Choose an available phone number and click “Select.”
  6. Type in your normal mobile phone number. Google Voice will send an activation code to your mobile phone to verify the number.
  7. Go to the message icon on the web page to compose your message.
  8. Click on the “ Send New Message” button.
  9. Type in the recipient’s phone number at the top, and write your message in the bar below.
  10. Click on the green arrow button to send your message.

How to Send a Text On Your Carrier's Website

Some wireless service providers, such as Verizon and AT&T, allow you to send text messages through their prospective websites.

  1. Sign in to your carrier account’s website or download its desktop application.
  2. Navigate to the “Text Online” option.
  3. Click on the “Compose New Message” icon.
  4. Type in the recipient’s name or phone number into the contact field.
  5. Enter your text in the message field.
  6. Click “Send.”

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