Starting with Windows 10 PC Build 14327, Messaging Everywhere allows you send text messages from the computer. Internally this feature uses Cortana & Windows 10 Messaging integreation to send the messages across. This is how you can set it up, and then use it:
On your Windows 10 Mobile:
- Open Messaging App > Settings.
- Enable Send texts from all my Windows Devices.
- If you are using Multiple Windows Phone, go to Settings > System > About > Edit Phone Name. This will act as an identifier in next step.
On your Windows 10 PC:
- Open Messaging App
- Click on … menu and open settings
- You should see Messaging everywhere enabled, If not use the toggle to turn on.
- Next under “Send Messages through”, you can select one of the Windows Phone you are using. The name is exactly the same you had setup on your Phone.
Now that your setup is ready, restart your messaging app by closing, and then opening it once. Next, you an either use an existing text thread to send a reply or create new text message and then send. One thing you will need to be careful about is selecting the SIM. If you are using a DUAL sim Windows 10 Mobile, you will have drop down like “Vodafone–Windows Phone”. The first one is Operator name, and second is the name of the phone you are using to send the text message.
How fast is sending text ?
Its not instant, but it works. I see an approximate gap of 10 to 15 seconds. However, as of now this is in beta, and it is possible that it might not work 100%, but expect this to be fully functional when it rolled out with anniversary updates.
I expect this feature, with time, will come to both Android & iPhone as Cortana is available on both of these platforms. Then in case you have two different phones, one Android and other Windows 10 Mobile, you will be able to choose your devices. We will keep you posted on how this goes along.