The recipient is not registered on iMessage, which leads me to believe he is not on an iMac. I have received txts from him on my Android and I have his phone number. Is there a way to do it on OS X without purchasing additional software?

  • Are you looking how to use iCcloud to get OS X to send SMS via iPhone or is the android device looking to emulate / spoof an iPhone to get iCloud to message via android?
    – bmike
    Sep 2 '16 at 11:16
  • An iPhone that has been linked to a Mac can send both iMessages and SMS directly from Messages.app on the Mac. This is not possible with an Android phone, at least not without third-party software.
    – tubedogg
    Sep 2 '16 at 20:06

iMessage uses a connected iPhone to send text messages from your Mac to anyone, including Android. Unfortunately you're using an Android phone so you're going to need a third party app.

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