1. mmyers750's Avatar
    I've got a 950, and since the anniversary update I'm seeing my incoming sms messages appear on my desktop, with a reply window. However, I don't see any way to initiate a sms message from the desktop, or to reply to incoming messages in the notification center. The messaging app for the desktop does not show my contacts, and won't let me send even to a phone number I enter. Is this just because of limited functionality right now or is there something I'm missing. Thanks for any help.
    08-30-2016 02:39 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    You can only reply in one way: immediately when the alert appears/expand using the ^ arrow in the notification list and directly type there. If you click it then you cannot as the Messaging app no longer works.

    Later this year this will improve but they kind of broke universal messaging just before releasing AU.
    08-30-2016 02:59 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    It's working fine for me. Lumia 1520 on 14393.67 and Dell laptop on 14393.82.

    Text comes in and on PC I can reply in the popup. If I miss the popup and go to Notification Center I can get a reply box by clicking or touching the expand toggle (v expand, ^ collapse). Works either way to send a reply.
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    To start an SMS from PC: use Hey Cortana or type into the Cortana box, "text <insert name>" and that works for me in all cases.
    08-30-2016 03:15 PM
  4. mmyers750's Avatar
    Thanks for the help. I do see it now in the notifications. But here's the problem I have with initiating a text from Cortana. When it pulls up an address book for me to select where to send the text, none of my address book entries are there? I can't even enter a number to send to. How do I get it to see my address book?
    08-30-2016 03:56 PM
  5. etphoto's Avatar
    Love this addition. Sitting at the computer I no longer have to pick up my phone to read and respond to a text. I like the way it clears from action center as well.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
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    08-30-2016 04:28 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Thanks for the help. I do see it now in the notifications. But here's the problem I have with initiating a text from Cortana. When it pulls up an address book for me to select where to send the text, none of my address book entries are there? I can't even enter a number to send to. How do I get it to see my address book?
    Is your People App set up? You can go into settings in the People App and add accounts to sync.
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    08-30-2016 09:10 PM
  7. mmyers750's Avatar
    Thanks for the help. Now I have a new problem. Since the weekend updates (phone and computer), my SMS notifications no longer appear at all on the desktop. Syncing is turned on with both the phone and computer. Is anyone else running into this?
    09-22-2016 01:10 PM
  8. anthonyng's Avatar
    Thanks for the help. Now I have a new problem. Since the weekend updates (phone and computer), my SMS notifications no longer appear at all on the desktop. Syncing is turned on with both the phone and computer. Is anyone else running into this?
    I don't sms that much but today I did some 2-step log ins and those messages are in my action center and I could reply if I wanted.
    09-22-2016 01:29 PM
  9. Travis Flenker's Avatar
    Thanks for the help. Now I have a new problem. Since the weekend updates (phone and computer), my SMS notifications no longer appear at all on the desktop. Syncing is turned on with both the phone and computer. Is anyone else running into this?

    This related to the recent Skype updates?

    As I recall, messaging anywhere was scrapped in favor of better Skype integration. I think I read today or yesterday that people on the Fast Ring could try out Skype SMS texting from their computers. Can anyone confirm that?

    SMS through Skype on the phone is okay. Still needs some polishing, but generally works nicely and looks good.
    09-22-2016 02:49 PM
  10. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    It does it through Cortana. If you have and Android or Iphone you can install Cortana. In the setting in Cortana on the phone you set it to sync to notifications. See the rest below.

    How to Send SMS Messages With Cortana on Windows 10
    09-22-2016 02:54 PM
  11. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    This related to the recent Skype updates?

    As I recall, messaging anywhere was scrapped in favor of better Skype integration. I think I read today or yesterday that people on the Fast Ring could try out Skype SMS texting from their computers. Can anyone confirm that?

    SMS through Skype on the phone is okay. Still needs some polishing, but generally works nicely and looks good.
    No this is Cortana based and not Skype.
    09-22-2016 02:55 PM
  12. etphoto's Avatar
    This related to the recent Skype updates?

    As I recall, messaging anywhere was scrapped in favor of better Skype integration. I think I read today or yesterday that people on the Fast Ring could try out Skype SMS texting from their computers. Can anyone confirm that?

    SMS through Skype on the phone is okay. Still needs some polishing, but generally works nicely and looks good.
    I believe that once this feature is added to skype you'll be able to do both, either respond via Cortana (as it is now) or use the skype sms feature (which will probably have more features). For those that don't want to go through the trouble of setting up skype I guess they can continue to use the Cortana response.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    09-22-2016 03:16 PM
  13. mmyers750's Avatar
    I can still send messages. I just don't get the notifications of incoming messages (or the ability to reply to them) on my desktop any more. (But I do get notified of missed calls.)
    09-22-2016 04:09 PM
  14. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Just in case anyone has missed it, as of yesterday anyone on Insiders from release preview can now use the updated Skype preview and make Skype the default messaging app.

    So you can send and receive SMS through Skype, personally I think it looks good and it works very well, as a text comes in I get notification on phone and SP3, it is shown in Skype (And messaging), I can reply from the phone or SP3 and each device updates the conversation very well.

    You can choose to see your Skype contacts or your Device contacts so sending a new text is easy.

    Both devices need to be on release preview or better, I now only have one tile on my phone that doesn't have a working copy on my SP3 as I took messaging off my Start and that is Phone, but we live in hope
    09-24-2016 11:38 PM

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