KDE Connect can now send sms from any desktop

KDE Connect official logo.

KDE Connect is one of the most popular programs in the KDE project, not only for its functionality but because thanks to an applet, this program can reach the main desktops in the Gnu / Linux world, without having to install KDE Plasma.

This applet is fully functional and allows us to receive and control the notifications that our smartphone receives from our computer screen. But now this applet goes one step further. Now, users of this applet will be able to send sms from the computer, without the need for any external program or service.

The KDE Connect applet is a great extension and functionality that will allow you to any desktop like Budgie Desktop or Ubuntu Unity can work well with our mobile and with KDE Connect.

The KDE Connect applet is a perfect extension for desktops other than KDE Plasma

A recent update of this KDE Connect Applet for other desktops allows us to send SMS from our computer as if it were from the smartphone, that is, send SMS without having our mobile in hand and appearing our number as the sender of the message.

This new function could already be performed from the KDE Connect for Plasma application itself, but it is true that from the rest of the desktops, this could not be done. In a world where applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram dominate the conversations of mobile users, it seems that it makes little sense to be able to send sms from the computer.

In any case, after updating the application, the user will need have the smartphone connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the computerOtherwise, neither the messages function nor some of the functions that both the applet and the native application have to improve the use of the mobile phone with the computer will not work.


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  1.   Rafael Linux User said

    I did not think it makes little sense. SMS are still used and being able to reply to them from the computer is what KDEConnect lacked.

    Thanks for the information

  2.   Gabriel Ochoa said

    Apparently the cool thing about it is that KDE Connect is a communication platform between desktops. It solves the connectivity between these by pairing them automatically and I imagine that it will add the security part by encrypting the connections. With this we can abstract ourselves when making apps of these details, being able to make modules that we can think of so that they work together.

    What I could not say if the pairing is done between desktops regardless of the possibility of connectivity between them, for example if it works through Bluetooth.

  3.   Jo said

    Kde connect is wonderful, for me…. It's great to send files from cell phone to cpu and vice versa…. It would be necessary for them to do it pc by pc… .. it would be the maximum ..

  4.   Jose Luis Mateo said

    I would like to know what I am doing wrong so that the files that I send with KDE Connect from the mobile with Android, are received well on my laptop with Linux and from there to the mobile
    tells me that it could not be received.

    I have not done something well, and look how simple it is.