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How does SMS messaging from the desktop work?

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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.
zackman
Asked: 04:24 02/09/2016
hightide13 04:24 02/09/2016
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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.
shipdrugs 04:24 02/09/2016
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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 " and that works for me in all cases.
zackman 04:24 02/09/2016
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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?
tekno 04:24 02/09/2016
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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.

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shipdrugs 04:24 02/09/2016
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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.

How does SMS messaging from the desktop work?

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