Verizon Messages is an easy and seamless way to sync all of your texting across multiple devices. The app is available for both Android and iOS and can also be downloaded to your computer as well. I’ll go ahead and (shamefully) admit that this allows me to multi-task when I’m on a webinar or screen share because I can send and receive texts from my Sony Xperia Z2 tablet while I’m on my phone.
I first started using the app earlier this year but quickly dismissed it because I have a thing against apps that use the color red. (Weird, I know!) In June, while the Midwest Verizon team was in Chicago, we were learning more about the Samsung Note Tablet and they covered the messages app in-depth. It was then I realized I was missing out on a lot of features which aren’t available on standard texting apps and I made the official switch.
Reasons why I love Verizon Messages:
- Messages sync across my Samsung Note 3, my Sony Xperia Z2 tablet and my Samsung Note tablet so no matter which device I’m using, I have everything at my fingertips (they also have computer apps, more on that a bit later).
- Glympse, a real-time location sharing service. My son often texts and asks, “When will you be home?” With Verizon Messages I can send him a Glympse and he can watch/monitor my progress back to the house. (You can also use Glympse in group messages!)
- More emojis! Why not have a little bit more fun texting? As you type it will suggest possible emojis, such as a phone, book, or a dress. Best of all, the emojis can be viewed by both iOS and Android users.
- Send voice/audio messages via text.
- Set up an auto-reply message to stay safer when you’re driving or otherwise unavailable.
- Send messages over WiFi. How cool is this?! No cell service needed to send messages, which means you can also send messages to international numbers.
One of the things I like best is that you can make it all “you” with all of the customization options available. Now if only I could change the color of the app from red!
One thing I’d suggest setting up at the same time, if you’re not already using it, is Verizon’s Cloud Storage. Be sure to set it up on your mobile device first and then set it up on any tablets you have. Tip: Set up Cloud Storage to save messages and it will be easy to restore your messages if you change devices.
**side note: I did try to set up Verizon Messages on my MacBook Pro but using it was really clunky so I use a different app for texting from my computer. I was a MightyText fan but they’ve been having recent delivery problems so I switched to AirDroid instead (which offers a lot more than just texting from a web interface).
There are a lot more features available that I don’t mention above. Check it out for yourself and let me know what other features get you excited.
As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I received devices (with a line of service) from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own.