How to text from the PC: The habit of keeping in touch with one’s friends by exchanging short messages was born with SMS but has been fueled in an important way by smartphones, which with their “apps” allow you to send and receive messages via the Internet at very low cost (if not free). But when you don’t have the opportunity to take your mobile phone out of your pocket, because you are busy working on the computer, is it possible to continue texting? The answer is yes.
In today’s guide, in fact, I will reveal to you how to text from PC with your friends that you usually hear via smartphone using universal applications available not only for computers but also for iPhone, Android and other mobile platforms. Now I tell you everything. I recommend, however, not to use this information to have fun with your friends when you are in the office or at school!
If you ask me how to text from PCthe first program I would like to recommend is Facebook Messenger. The reason is simple: now everyone is on Facebook and this free application allows you to chat and / or send private messages on the most famous social network in the world without opening the browser.
To put it simply, it is the Windows equivalent of the Facebook Messenger app which on iPhone and Android allows you to use Facebook as an instant messaging system à la Messenger.
If you want to try it, connect to this Facebook page and click on the green button Install now to download the program to your PC. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (FacebookMessengerSetup_v220.127.116.11.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Run and then on Yup to complete the installation process of Facebook Messenger.
Excluding Facebook, one of the best programs for text from the PC And Skype, the famous VoIP client that Microsoft has decided to buy to send Messenger to the attic and provide users with a unified solution for online messaging and phone calls. It is compatible not only with Windows PCs but also with Mac OS X, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android and other platforms, allowing you to communicate freely with anyone.
To try Skype on your PC, connect to website of the programclick on the blue button Download Skype (located at the bottom left) and fill out the registration form for the service. When the operation is complete, start the file you just downloaded (SkypeSetup.exe) and click on first Yup and then on I confirm – forward And Go on twice in a row to complete the installation of Skype and start the application. For more information on how to use Skype, please consult the guide I have prepared on the subject.
Finally, I remind you that you can also use your computer to send real ones SMS on your friends’ phones. If you want to find out how, read my article on how to send free SMS from your PC where you will find several online services that allow you to send free SMS from your computer.