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How to Send a Text from Gmail in 2021

Gmail is undoubtedly one of the most popular email platforms in the world, with more than 1.8 billion active users globally. It means one out of every 5 people has a Gmail account. Its excellent and unique features make it the preferred choice for both personal and organizational use.

However, despite being on the top of its game, Gmail cannot meet all of your requirements, and sending a text message from your Gmail account is one of them. While Gmail does not have a dedicated feature for sending text messages anymore, you can follow the methods

I have mentioned in this article to get the job done quickly. Therefore, if you are interested, stick until the end.

Send a Text from Gmail Using a Phone Number

  1. In your browser, open Gmail 
  2. Navigate to the Compose button on the left side of the screen
  3. Click on the compose and type in your message
  4. In the To field, you need to enter the 10 digit phone number with the @ symbol and the SMS gateway address of the carrier
  5. Once you have entered the number and typed in your message, click on the Send button

If you want to send your message from other email clients like Outlook, you can follow the same method. Usually, there is a limit of 140 characters long for a Gmail SMS. To be safe, try that your message is less than 140 characters. 

Send a Text from Gmail Using a Third-Party Service

When you have a long mailing list, it is almost impossible to remember each recipient’s SMS gateway. Also, not all mobile network providers provide an SMS gateway. Therefore, in such a case, the use of third-party email-to-SMS services is recommended. One such service is TextMagic, and here is how to send text from gmail using this texting service:

  1. Install TextMagic
  2. Create an account on this application
  3. Login to your account
  4. Go to the Services section and choose the Email to SMS option
  5. Next, you need to select the Add allowed emails option
  6. Type in your Gmail inbox address, and you can use this service now
  7. Now, launch Gmail
  8. Navigate to the Compose from the Main Menu
  9. Compose your new message
  10. In the To field, you need to enter the 10 digit phone number with the @ symbol and the SMS gateway address of the carrier
  11. Finally, click on the Send button to send the message

Send a Text from Gmail Using a Chrome Extension

If you are looking for a comparatively easier method than the ones mentioned above, you can follow this method. For this, you need to install Send Your Email to SMS (text) to send text from Gmail. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Install the extension 
  2. Open Gmail and allow the tool to access your account
  3. Go to the Compose option and click on it
  4. Now, compose a new message 
  5. Select the mobile icon next to the Send button to Add phone numbers
  6. Enter the phone number
  7. Finally, click on the Send button to send your message

Now, you can easily send your text message from Your Gmail account!

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