December 12, 2008

Google Adds Free SMS Text Messaging to Gmail Chat (Currently US Only)

Gmail team added SMS service to Gmail Chat. From now on you can send free SMS from chat window within Gmail anywhere in US.

To get started, login into Gmail and click on settings at the top part of the screen. Then click on Labs tab and scroll down to check for "Text Messaging (SMS) in chat". Select enable and click on save changes.

To start sending SMS from a chat window, click on "Options" button and select "Send SMS" option. Then enter the phone number and click on save button, the chat windows will be converted to SMS window.

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