People who use Android-powered smart phones will be happy to know the KDE Connect software, which allows Linux systems to share information and controls with Android devices, now makes it possible to send SMS messages from your Linux desktop through your Android device. This article explores how reading and sending SMS messages on Linux works through KDE Connect and how to enable the service on your desktop and phone. "Indicator KDE Connect, a convenient panel applet that allows you to interact with the Android-based phone of Ubuntu, has been updated, received experimental support for sending SMS-messages. Yes, you can now send messages through your phone directly from the desktop without the need to touch the phone. KDE Connect (the 'engine' that works as a bridge between the phone and computer) had a functional response to SMS-messages in its 1.0 release in the last year, but this is the first time the indicator-kdeconnect (shell that allows you to use KDE Connect with Unity and other desktop environments) opened its functionality to users." The article uses Ubuntu as an example, but KDE Connect can run on any modern Linux distribution or desktop environment.
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