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There is a great web app at https://messages.android.com that syncs with an Android phone's SMS/messaging to allow texting from the computer.

(This is great for those of us who type faster than we text on a little phone; and for those who are sitting at a desktop all day and don't want to open their phone to address every incoming text message.)

Is there an analog for iPhone Messages? I.e., a web or PC app that can send and receive native text messages for an iPhone?

  • support.apple.com/en-in/HT202549 No it seems as it is only for Apple to Apple communications. – ankii Sep 14 at 20:26
  • @ankii – even worse: that only works if the computer in question is a Mac! – feetwet Sep 14 at 20:28
  • well apps like telegram are always there... – ankii Sep 14 at 20:29
  • @ankii: As far as I can see Telegram, like WhatsApp, etc., does not interact with the native SMS/text apps of a smartphone. They require all parties to use the separate apps. When I'm on an Android I can receive and send texts through the phone or through messages.google.com and the counterparty can't tell the difference. I'm looking for the same functionality on iPhone. – feetwet Sep 14 at 20:37
  • Are you looking for a solution on a Mac or a PC running Windows/*nix? – Nimesh Neema Sep 14 at 20:41
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No web or PC interface are viable.

Just messages on macOS allows a non iOS interface, however all recent iOS devices have full keyboard support. Wired and wireless keyboards work great even on an iPhone and command tab app switching lets you rock keyboard shortcuts and navigate almost everything out of the box without a touch interface.

TLDR - hook you PC keyboard to your iPhone for fast messages texting and writing.

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