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Send SMS from Gmail Chat- New Feature in Labs


Send SMS from Gmail Chat- New Feature in Labs

Gmail Labs seems to be adding features on a regular basis. There has been almost 3 new additions in the last one week and the latest feature offered is send SMS from Gmail chat. With this feature, people can use it to send text messages to their contacts’ phones. To use this feature, you will need to enable it in Google labs settings.

Gmail Chat SMS

To send SMS to any contact, click on the contact and which open the chat window. Click on options, Send SMS.

Send SMS

You can also select it by hovering against a name in chat and selecting from the more menu.

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Send SMS

The SMS feature is currently available for only US numbers.



The rates of SMS will depend on your mobile carrier. There is no mention whether this feature would be expanded to phone numbers outside US.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. The Windows Fix

    October 31, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Wow, very cool…I may have to post this one myself. Nice find Nirmal.

  2. Y

    December 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Pour la france c’est pas pour tout de suite

    Allows you to send and receive text messages (SMS) in Chat. US phones only for now.

  3. Crosby Mantey

    March 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Go to the Upper right corner > Click on Gmail Labs(did u see labs, it has a green icon like a lab test tube) > Scroll down > Enable Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat, SMS in Chat gadget and save changes

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