June 3, 2014

mysms and Apple’s iMessage update

Posted in mobile news, mysms news by mysms

As you might know, Apple announced an update for its iMessage application at the WWDC yesterday.


Some of our users and supporters contacted us, because they thought Apple’s new functionality looks like what mysms has offered for years, and were wondering if this changes anything for mysms.


What’s important here is that Apples messages app is offered only to iOS users. Our goal has always been to bring cloud-based messaging to all your devices, and we don’t want to restrict ourselves to any platform or device. Nevertheless, mysms was often referred to as “iMessage for Android” in the past. Today, Android is still our top smartphone platform and mysms takes full advantage of the Android operating system with custom notifications, themes, plugins, widgets and much, much more. These features allow you to adapt mysms to your specific needs and this won’t change in future.


We have a lot more to show you in the upcoming weeks and are already looking forward to tell you more about it 🙂

Your mysms team

May 7, 2014

GPS feature: Share your location with your friends

Posted in mysms news by mysms

It’s time to release a new feature many of you have been longing for: GPS location sharing is finally available! If you are an Android phone user, add our new GPS location plugin and share your locations with anyone you want.

Show your friends where you are

Show your friends where you are

What is the feature for?

Have you ever been in the following situation? You want to meet friends in a public place, but you aren’t able to find each other? With the GPS location feature for mysms you can send your current location to anyone you like via a simple text message. The location is sent as a Google Maps link, so both mysms friends as well as non-mysms users are able to view your location.


How can I share my location?



The screencast explains how to set up the plugin:

  1. Please make sure you’re using the latest version of the Android phone app (v. 5.3.0)
  2. Click here to download the plugin or search for “mysms – GPS Location Sharing” in the Google Play Store
  3. Open the mysms app and start a new message
  4. Tap on the attachment icon and choose “Location”
  5. Now your current location should be shown
  6. Press on the checkmark to attach the location to your message
  7. There you go! Just press the send button to forward your location to your contact


Please note that it’s not possible to attach another file, when you want to share a location.


Sharing the location with mysms friends

For recipients who are using mysms on their Android phone, the location is shown as a thumbnail. Clicking on the thumbnail enlarges the view of the map. In all other mysms apps, the location is shown as a link. By selecting this link the location will either be shown in the Google Maps app or in the browser (depending on the device).

Sharing the location with non-mysms users

Your recipients do not necessarily need to use mysms to view your location. Non-mysms users receive a Google Maps links that opens the location either in the Google Maps app or the browser (depending on the device). However, on Android it is obligatory that the recipients have Google Maps installed on their device.


How is the location defined? Is it possible to refine the position?

If GPS is disabled in the Android settings, the location will only be obtained via WIFI. In case there is no internet connection available, the most recent location will be displayed. You can modify the location by relocating the snippet.


Is the feature available on all platforms?

Sharing a location is currently only possible by using our Android phone app. As soon as there is news regarding further implementations, we’ll let you know here or on our social media platforms.



We hope you’re as excited about this features as we are J If you have any questions regarding the GPS location sharing or mysms in general, we are here to help on our support forum.

January 30, 2014

Become a mysms translator

Posted in mysms news by mysms

We’re very proud that the mysms community has spread around the entire world and that our service is used in over 180 countries so far. We’d love to provide our apps in as many languages as possible. As it is kind of impossible for us to cover all popular languages on our own, we’d appreciate your help! 

Be part of our community!

Be part of our community!

At this point we’d like to thank our existing translators. By their reliable translations, we made it to eleven different languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Russian and Swedish).

Joining our community as a translator means that you participate in making our app more valuable for you and all other users who also speak your language. You will work with a professional translation tool, which facilitates the handling of translations for both sides. Your translation only concerns the mysms applications, not the mysms website or any other site.

There is no obligation to do translations on a regular basis, but regular translations lead to consistent texts and a better user experience. Of course it is work, if you start translating a new language. However, it is a real pity, when users invest their valuable time, but quit the translation before it has been completed. On the other hand, you can be proud, as soon as your language is completely translated and made available for all users with the next update J

Would you like to use mysms in your specific language? Become part of our community now! Go to our translation tool and create an account to start right away or contact us here to receive a guide for the tool.

December 19, 2013

Time for celebration: Get our tablet & desktop apps for free!

Posted in mysms news by mysms

We’ve got breaking news for you here at mysms: This year will soon come to an end and we want to celebrate with you! For a limited time we provide all our tablet and desktop apps for free. Thanks for your support throughout the whole year.

Get our premium apps for free!

Get our premium apps for free!

The year 2013 has been a great one for us. We made it to more than 1M users, launched several cool apps, and with your contribution we were able to implement awesome new features, like the MMS integration or the call log.

At this point we’d also like to thank our greatest users. This thank you is dedicated to the ones who supported us with buying our premium apps, to the ones who took part in our beta testing and to those who constantly assist us in translating the app to make it possible to provide our service in several different languages.


To celebrate our success with you, we provide our tablet & desktop apps for free until year end. So you can use mysms for free on any device. Here are the links to download the apps:


If you are a new user, please install mysms on your smartphone first to set up an account:


So go and get mysms for all your devices and feel free to share this news with your friends! We hope you like our early Christmas gift and are looking forward to an awesome year 2014 🙂


A short hint for our Windows 8 users: Existing users of our Windows 8 app, who are currently in the trial phase and haven’t purchased the app yet, need to uninstall and re-install the app to make use of our promotional offer.


Update October 9, 2014: Starting today we are introducing a new Premium model. We are switching from on-off app purchases to a subscription based model. What does not change is that it’s your decision to pay for mysms or not. We offer the basic version of mysms for free and are not planning to change this. Find more information about mysms Premium here.

November 14, 2013

Manage your calls remotely, make phone calls locally

Posted in mysms news by mysms

We know you love to be able to manage your texts on any device. Imagine a feature that adds even more value to your synchronized conversations. We’re very proud to announce our latest feature: mysms now also syncs your calls! That means we notify you on incoming and missed calls and enable you to start, mute or dismiss a call remotely from the tablet, desktop, the web or a second smartphone.

mysms now also syncs your calls

mysms now also syncs your calls


Having remote access to your phone’s features can be very handy. As you know with mysms you are able to send and receive text messages from your tablet and desktop, like you’re used to from your smartphone. With our latest update we provide you with the possibility to also manage your calls on any device. No matter which device you’re using, you stay on top of both – all your text messages and calls.


Using the up-to-date versions of mysms, the app syncs your phone’s call list to the cloud and notifies you on incoming and missed calls. When you receive a call, you can mute or reject directly on your computer or tablet. When you activate the option “Remote call” in the mysms settings on your Android phone, you can also start or answer a call from any device.


Please take in mind that even if you have remote control over your incoming and outgoing calls, you still need to make the call itself on your phone. That means if you pick up a call e.g. via the web app, it’s only possible to answer the phone call using your smartphone or a headset which is connected to your phone.


Manage your calls remotely


The feature is very useful especially for people who sit in front of the computer all day (using a Bluetooth headset) and also for the ones who use our mirror app. The call feature makes it obsolete to take two phones with you and allows you to handle messages and calls from one smartphone.


The call feature is available for Android phone, Android tablet, Windows 8, the web and mysms mirror for Android. The other supported platforms will follow soon.

Here you can access frequently asked questions. What do you think of this news?



Additional information:

The integration of this feature requires the additional permission “Phone calls” on your Android phone (read phone status and identity, reroute outgoing calls). Of course we respect, if you do not want to make use of this feature. Disabling the option “Call log” in the mysms phone’s settings removes all call log data from our servers.


Please note: Due to restrictions of the operating system, we cannot provide this feature to our iPhone users.