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How to Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere in Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile

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Starting with Windows 10 Mobile Insider Build 14327, you can now try out the preview of the “Messaging everywhere” feature in Windows 10 that allows you to send and receive text messages from your phone directly from your Windows 10 PC’s.

To enable this:
  • Make sure you are signed in with your Microsoft Account (MSA) on all Windows 10 PC and phone devices.
  • On your phone – make sure “Send texts on all my Windows devices” is turned on.
  • On your PC – make sure “Send texts on all my Windows devices” is turned on, and make sure you have chosen which phone to send messages through.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Messaging everywhere to send and receive text messages from your Windows 10 Mobile phone directly from your Windows 10 PC’s.

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From Microsoft:

We have been testing with Windows Insiders a preview of the “Messaging everywhere” feature that allows you to receive and send text messages from your Windows 10 phone directly to and from your Windows 10 PC. The experience was well-received by Insiders however we believe we can deliver an even better experience through the Skype app. Because of this, we decided not to release this feature as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer. Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14376 and going forward, Insiders will no longer have the ability to reply to text messages from their phone via the Messaging app on their PCs. The ability to reply to text messages on your PC using Cortana is unaffected. Going forward, we will be working with the Skype Team on delivering a great “messaging everywhere” experience on your Windows 10 devices through the Skype app. We will share more details about this experience in the months ahead.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere on Windows 10 Mobile Phone
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere on Windows 10 PC





Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere in Windows 10 PC and Mobile OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere in Windows 10 PC and Mobile
To Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

1. Open the Messaging app on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.
2. Tap on the More Name:  More.png
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3. Do step 4 (off), or step 5 (on) below for what you would like to do.


 4. To Turn Off Messaging Everywhere on your Windows 10 Mobile Phone

A) Turn off Send texts on all my Windows devices, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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 5. To Turn On Messaging Everywhere on your Windows 10 Mobile Phone

A) Turn on Send texts on all my Windows devices. (see screenshot below)

B) Select how to Download messages through for what you want. (see screenshot below)

C) You can now use Option Two to turn on Messaging everywhere on any Windows 10 PCs that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account that you sign in to your phone with.

D) Go to step 6 below.

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6. If you like, you can tap on the Start button at the bottom of your phone to return to your Start screen. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere in Windows 10 PC and Mobile OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere in Windows 10 PC and Mobile
To Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere on Windows 10 PC

1. Do step 2 (off), or step 3 (on) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn Off Messaging Everywhere on a Windows 10 PC

A) Open the Messaging app.

B) Click/tap on the More Name:  More.png
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C) Turn off Send texts from here and sync texting history across all your Windows devices, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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 3. To Turn Off Messaging Everywhere on a Windows 10 PC

A) If you haven't already, you will first need to use Option One above to turn on Messaging everywhere on your Windows 10 Mobile phone that you sign in to using the same Microsoft account that you sign in to the PC with.

B) Open the Messaging app on your Windows 10 PC.

C) Click/tap on the More Name:  More.png
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D) Turn on Send texts from here and sync texting history across all your Windows devices. (see screenshot below)

E) Select how to Download messages through for what you want. (see screenshot below)

F) Select the Windows 10 Mobile phone from step 3A to Send messages through, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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4. When finished, you can close the Messaging app if you like.



That's it,
Shawn