You may effortlessly send and receive texts on your Chromebook as if you were using your phone since Chrome OS makes it simple to sync your Chromebook and Android phone. When a text message arrives and you are working on your Chromebook, you won’t need to take out your phone thanks to this feature.
We’ll go through how to activate Android messaging on a Chromebook, how to use it, and other essential information in this article.
Requirements to send and receive messages on a Chromebook
Only if your Android smartphone and Chromebook match the prerequisites will you be able to send and receive texts on them. Which are:
- Chromebook with Chrome OS version 71 or later
- Android smartphone with Android version 5.1 or higher
- The latest version of the Messages app installed on your Chromebook and smartphone.
- Both devices signed in with the same Google account.
Connecting your Android phone to a Chromebook
First, you need to make sure that your Android phone and Chromebook are connected. To do this:
- Click on the status tray at the bottom right-hand corner of your Chromebook, and then click the gear icon to go to Settings.
- From Settings, select Connected Devices.
- On the top, under Connected devices, you can see whether your phone is connected or not. If your phone is connected, jump to the section on how to sync messages between your Android phone and Chromebook.
- To connect a new phone, select set-up.
- If your devices share the same WiFi network, your phone should appear under the device detected.
- Select Accept and Continue.
- Enter your account password, and press done.
How to sync messages between your Android phone and Chromebook
- Make sure you have the Google Messages App, and if you don’t, download it from the Play Store.
- Open Messages on your Chromebook as well as on your Phone.
- Tap the three vertical lines on the top right and select Device Pairing on your phone.
- Tap on the QR code scanner and scan the QR code on the Chromebook Messages app.
- And hooray, your messages are synced.
You’ll be glad you synchronized your messages across your Chromebook and Android phone. Although your phone is charging, do you still want to receive texts? The easiest approach to resolve that is through this. Do you consider this to be a useful feature? Please post your thoughts and inquiries in the space below.