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Indian Gmail Users Can Now Send Free SMS From Gmail Chat (How to enable it)

Sending free SMS messages from Gmail chat to a contact’s mobile phone isn’t a new feature. This service is already available in many countries. Now Indian users can also send free SMS right from their Gmail chat and this service works on all Indian Mobile operators. Replies to the messages you send will appear as regular chat replies and conversations will be stored in your Chat history.


 How to enable SMS in Gmail Chat:

 Login to your Gmail account, click the gear icon in the upper right, and then select Settings. Select the Labs tab, scroll down and enable the feature “Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat”. Save the changes.

 
 To send a SMS, type a phone number into the search box (shown at the top of the chat window on the left side of the Gmail interface) and click ‘Send SMS’.

 
Then enter the contact’s name and save. A chat window will appear. Just type your message as you would normally. When you hit Enter, the message will be sent to the phone number you entered. Recipients can respond to the SMS by hitting ‘reply’ on their phone.

Note: Every user starts with a free 50 SMS credit. Every time you send a message, your credit decreases by one and every time you receive a reply in your Chat, your credit increases by five, up to a maximum of 50.

 If your SMS credit goes down to zero at any point, it will increase back up to one 24 hours later. Therefore, you won't ever be locked out of the system. This credit limit was introduced to prevent misuse of this service or spamming.

 How to Block & unblock SMS from Gmail:

To stop receiving SMS from Gmail, just reply to a message with the word “BLOCK” and to unblock it, send a message with the phrase 'UNBLOCK' to the phone number from which the message was sent.

 In addition, you can completely block messages from Gmail users by sending the word ‘STOP’ to the system number of your carrier. To reactivate the service, text ‘START’ to the system number.

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