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Is it possible to relay SMS to macOS without using iMessage? I want to only use a phone carrier's SMS service, without iMessage, but would like to leverage the Mac Messages app.

If I can relay standard audio phone calls to a Mac, answering them through FaceTime, why is relaying SMS to Messages dependent on iMessage? Seems like a workaround should exist.

  • Do you have to use the default macOS Messages app? Or would you be happy with any solution? – Monomeeth Jan 7 '17 at 6:34
  • @Monomeeth Any solution I suppose – user166405 Jan 8 '17 at 7:20
  • While I cannot provide a detailed solution at the moment, I know that I am able to send and receive standard SMS on macOS via the messages application. – Michael Voccola Jan 8 '17 at 19:08
  • @MichaelVoccola Yes you can send standard SMS through the Messages app, but it requires you be signed into iMessage. Check the app Preferences. – user166405 Jan 8 '17 at 20:19

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