17 April 2015

How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

Mobile Messenger those have official desktop counterparts

All the mobile messenger you use, most of then have computer counterparts app. If you need to send and receive messages from your PC, here is a list of the most of popular services that offer official desktop counterparts.

WhatsApp: 
How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

Facebook-owned messaging service introduced the web app in January. To use WhatsApp on the web your phone needs to have WhatsApp installed and need to connected to the Internet while using the web app. Check it out at web.whatsapp.com.



Facebook Messenger: 
How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

Although you are using messaging via the social network’s website, But the company recently introduced a separate web app at messenger.com. Just sign-in to your Facebook account and you’re good to go.

Line: 
How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

Although this service isn’t as popular in the U.S. as it in Asia, but Line’s American user base is growing. It offers desktop apps for Windows and Mac, as well as a modern UI app for Windows 8 and up. Line requires you to have its app installed on your phone before you can use the desktop app.

Viber: 
How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

Viber always had a Windows desktop app for nearly two years and a modern UI app . There are also apps for Mac and Linux. Like those other services you’ll need to have Line installed on your phone first before moving over to the PC.

Hangouts: 
How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

It's Google’s all-in-one messaging service including Gmail, but for Chrome users there’s also a separate Hangouts app. Hangouts for Chrome functions just like a desktop program with notifications and starts up automatically when Chrome opened.

iMessage: 
How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

Mac users have been able to connect iMessage to their desktop since Mac OS x 10.8.2 Mountain Lion.

Pushbullet (for Android): 
How to Use 8 Mobile Messaging Service on Your Desktop or Laptop

It isn’t a messaging service but this app puts mobile notifications on your desktop. In February, the company came out with an update that lets you respond to messages from multiple services on your PC those include WhatsApp, Telegram, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and Line. It requires you to have the Android Wear app installed on your phone.

For everything else, there’s AirDroid

The list above covers most of the major messaging services, but if you have an app which isn’t covered or are just using a generic SMS app on an older Android device try out AirDroid. This Android-specific app lets you get those mobile app notifications on your desktop. From AirDroid 3 you’ve also been able to mirror rooted devices and a few officially supported devices on the desktop giving you direct access to your phone from your PC.