SMS notification is a kind of SMS message that is used by merchants to do marketing. The merchants send SMS notifications to their customers to remind them of the necessary information. In this way, SMS notifications can make the customer relationship closer.
Gmail once had its function to send SMS messages but was canceled later due to its inconvenience and more professional competitors on the market. After Gmail canceled its SMS sending function, there are other ways to send SMS messages through Gmail. The ways are listed below.
Way 1 Use SMS gateways
You may send SMS messages through Gmail. The method is to edit the message content in the Gmail editing box and send it to the address with the SMS gateway provider company. The common providers are Twilio, SimpleTexting, ClickSend, and so on. The sending address shall be like the phone number at the front and the platform’s name at the back.
For example [email protected], or [email protected]
It all depends on the phone number you are sending belongs to which SMS gateway provider, which means you need to know about it in advance so that these phone numbers can receive your messages.
In this method, you as the sender shall not pay. The recipient may be required to pay according to the policies of different SMS platforms.
It can be toilsome for you to gather all the SMS gateways information from your receivers. And some SMS gateway providers even don’t provide their gateway name to the market. In this way, you couldn’t send them the SMS messages through Gmail.
Way 2 Use professional SMS platforms
You can also look for professional SMS sending services to send SMS messages through Gmail. The technology behind it is that you send your message content to this platform, and they send your message to the recipients, regardless of their SMS gateways.
For example, you choose Twilio to do this job for you. You need to edit your message content in Gmail and send it to Twilio. The receiving address shall be your recipient’s phone number with “@twilio.com” at the back. And Twilio will send your messages to the corresponding phone numbers.
There are countries that the SMS platforms couldn’t reach. And the service is not free.
Way 3 Use a Chrome extension
There are SMS companies that provide Chrome extensions to Gmail users. All you need to do is to install the Chrome extension and use it in Gmail. There are interfaces particularly designed for SMS message sending. You can input the message content, the phone numbers, and send them to the recipients.
Currently, you can only send phone numbers in the US and Canada through this method. This service will cost money too. You need to buy the service.
In conclusion, the method you choose to send SMS messages in Gmail depends on your specific needs. You can choose the most convenient way for your business.