What you need to know
- Select Samsung Windows 10 PCs can now send text messages through the Samsung Messaging app.
- The Samsung Messaging app was recently spotted in the Microsoft Store.
- The app's description says that it is for devices with 5G or 4G LTE connectivity.
Owners of select Samsung PCs running Windows 10 have a new feature that makes it easier to stay in touch with people. An app called "Samsung Messaging" was recently spotted in the Microsoft Store that allows you to send and receive SMS text messages from your PC. The app was first spotted and shared by Aggiornamenti Lumia on Twitter.
The Samsung Messaging app only works for certain Samsung PCs. The app's description specifies that you need one of the following devices to run the app: "Galaxy TabPro S, Galaxy Book 10.6 LTE, Galaxy Book 12 LTE, Galaxy Book2, NT930QCA." The final entry, "NT930QCA," appears to be the Galaxy Flex2 5G. If you search that code on Samsung's website, you see listings for the Galaxy Flex2 5G.
The app's description reads:
There are other apps that allow you to relay messages from your smartphone through your PC, such as Microsoft's Your Phone, but the Samsung Messaging app seems to let you send them directly from your PC.
Some pieces of the app's listing suggest that it isn't quite finished, such as the fact that the Galaxy Flex2 5G is listed with a product code rather than its name. There's a good chance that Aggiornamenti Lumia spotted the app before Samsung intended people to see it.
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I'm really surprised Microsoft hasn't already released an app that does something similar using the LTE modems in its Surface devices.
just use google voice, and you can text on any device
Google Voice is not readily available to people who live outside of the U.S., so having the option to text from their LTE device is great.
Windows 10X + Galaxy Fold 3 please
This should've been available long ago.
There are several Win10 on ARM PCs already.
Even voice calling should be available.
Every pc with a 3g and later modem.
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