How to Easily Send and Receive Messages on Your Chromebook
Chrome OS enables you to synchronize your Android phone and Chromebook. You may effortlessly send and receive texts on your Chromebook just like you would on your phone as a consequence. 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
Sending and receiving messages on your Chromebook will only work if your laptop and Android smartphone meet certain requirements. These 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 is installed on your Chromebook and smartphone.
- Both devices signed in with the same Google account
Connecting your Android phone to a Chromebook
First, you must ensure 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; 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.
- 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.