November 13, 2014

mysms is now available in France

Posted in mysms news by mysms

During the last year we’ve received these three questions from French users pretty often:


“mysms sounds amazing, why can’t I download it here in France?”

“I don’t have a contract with B&YOU, is there any way I can still use the app?!”

“You added many new features for mysms that are not yet supported by SMS & YOU, when will these features become available?”


Now we have the answer to all of these questions. During the last year, mysms was sponsored by B&YOU and only available to an exclusive user group. Starting today mysms is available to all French users, no matter which network you are in. You can invite any of your contacts to join mysms and, what’s more, all mysms applications support French language, so mysms will immediately feel like home to you 🙂

mysms is available for every major platform

mysms is available for every major platform

New feature overview

If you’ve been already using mysms or the sponsored version “SMS & YOU” before, this news brings a great bunch of new features for you. In addition to the major features that you find below, there are many small tweaks that will additionally improve your texting experience.


New features for Android phone:

  • Sync only for Android 4.4 users: You now have the option to choose mysms or another SMS app on your phone as your default app. In both cases you can put your phone away and start texting from your computer.
  • MMS: mysms introduced group MMS messaging and better MMS support for sending attachments.
  • Accents: Adding contacts that include accents have been simplified.
  • Font size: Resize the font in mysms (small, medium or large).
  • Customization: Choose from pre-defined themes or design your very own theme.


New features for Web app, Mac OS X & Windows 8:

  • MMS: Group MMS messaging is also available on your computer.
  • Send on enter: Send your SMS faster by activating send on enter in the settings.


New features for Android tablet:

  • MMS: Start a Group MMS chat on your Android tablet and reply to existing conversations.
  • Customization: Decide how mysms should look like with pre-defined themes and the option to create your own design


New features for iPad:

  • MMS: Start a Group MMS chat on your Android tablet and reply to existing conversations.
  • Accent support for new message: Adding contacts with accents has been simplified.
  • Attachments: New and improved display of pictures.


New features for iPhone:

  • iOS8 compatibility: Improvement of performance and display


How to switch from SMS & YOU to mysms

If you have already been using SMS & YOU, you don’t need to register for a new account. Simply download mysms on your Android phone, login with your existing number and password and all existing conversations will show up. mysms also offers you with native apps available for your computer and tablet. You will find all available apps on our website. If you have any questions about the transfer to mysms, please contact us here.


Feel free to share this news also with friends outside Bouygues network. It’s now possible for everybody to join mysms and start texting from any device.


At this point, we also like to thank our partner, the French mobile operator Bouygues Telecom, who has been supporting mysms for over a year now. It’s been amazing to work with such an innovative and strong player and we are now excited to open up to all other French mobile networks.


Ready to try mysms? Download mysms here and let us know what you think.

October 30, 2014

Fully customize the design of your mysms Android app

Posted in mysms news by mysms

Everyone has specific design preferences and prefers different colors. Have you also been longing for more possibilities to adapt the colors of the Android phone app? Lucky you! The wait is over by now. Certainly, you will know that we already provided several themes, but with this update we improved the way to personalize your mysms Android phone app.

Use your favorite themes and colors

Use your favorite themes and colors

From now on all themes are directly integrated in our Android phone app, which means that there is no need to install a plugin to make use of them. You will still find the option “Themes” in the mysms settings on your phone. Moreover, we added “Themes” to the menu to access them faster.

Access the themes via the menu or the settings

Access the themes via the menu or the settings

Do you ask yourself what has changed besides that? In addition to the seven available themes, you can adapt each theme individually. It’s possible to change every single part of it, e.g. the background color, the color of the icons, the capacity and even the color of the bubbles. Best, you find it out yourself! Go and get the update to make your app looking even fancier 🙂


Uncountable possibilities

Uncountable possibilities

We plan to further improve our theming possibilities. Stay tuned!

Update November 10, 2014: With today’s update, the new theming options are also available for mysms for Android tablet! You’ll find the option “Themes” also in the menu or the mysms settings. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Personalize your tablet app

Personalize your tablet app


October 23, 2014

mysms Now Supports Group MMS Messaging

Posted in messaging, mysms news by mysms

We are happy to share some long-awaited news with you. With the latest Android version, mysms supports group MMS (a.k.a. MMS group chat) for Android users on all devices. Group MMS messaging is already live today for Android phone, Android tablet, Android mirror, and the browser version. All other tablet and desktop apps will shine with updates in the next few days.

Compose group messages on your computer and tablet

Compose group messages on your computer and tablet

What’s new?

mysms previously allowed you to send group SMS to 50 contacts at once, but if one of your contacts replied to your message, you would receive the reply in an individual thread (no “reply-all”). With the introduction of group MMS all answers to your message will now show up in one group conversation.


Start a group message

Composing a group message is really simple. Open a new message and enter your contacts (more than 1 person). Your send button will change to “MMS” (Update November 6, 2014: The default setting depends on your country).  After you have sent the message, it will show up as usual in your conversation overview showing the names of your contacts.


New MMS group with reply-all functionality

New MMS group with reply-all functionality

Reply to group conversations

All replies that you receive to your group message will show up in one combined conversation. Please note that your contacts will only be able to reply via group MMS when this feature is also supported by their smartphones.


Choose whether you want to send an MMS or SMS

Choose whether you want to send an MMS or SMS

Bonus: Decide which channel you want to use

You might find yourself in situations where you prefer to send an SMS or a mysms friends message instead of an MMS. For example, you notice that one of your contacts is not able to receive group MMS, you don’t want others to see who receives your message, or MMS are not included in your mobile plan. For these reasons mysms always gives you the choice to choose another sending option. Click on the arrow next to your send button and select another channel if you like.


Make sure you give group messaging a try and let us know what you think in the comments!


Update November 6, 2014: With today’s update we reset the default setting for some countries. When adding multiple contacts as recipient, “MMS” will be the default sending option only for US, CA and FR users. All other users send SMS per default. However, the send channel can still be changed by longpressing the send button.

October 21, 2014

Manage your calls easily on your computer or tablet | mysms Premium

Posted in messaging, mysms news by mysms

mysms Premium includes a set of features that enhances your day to day texting life. Last time we introduced our backup & restore feature to you, today we’re going to pay attention to our call feature.


Left your phone at home? Get notified on your computer.

Left your phone at home? Get notified on your computer.

With the mysms call feature you will never miss a call again – no matter if you leave your phone in your pocket or forget it at home. You will receive notifications for incoming calls and can also dial, answer, mute or dismiss a call. If you start a call on your computer and tablet, you will still need to talk on your phone. So now imagine the following situations:


Situation 1:

You’re sitting in front of the computer screen the entire day. You manage your work completely on your desktop and don’t want to take out your phone to manage your messages and calls.

Luckily you can use mysms on your desktop for both occasions. Besides sending and receiving text messages, you can overview your calls. It is especially convenient when you use a Bluetooth head set that is connected to your phone. In this case you can even start or answer a call directly from your computer.


Situation 2:

It is early Monday morning and you will have a busy day at the office. Today you should receive an important call from a customer. Suddenly you realized that you forgot your phone at home. Bad timing. So what can you do?

With our call feature you only need to log in with your mysms account on your computer or tablet. You will not only be up to date of your messages but also your important calls. You will receive notifications for incoming calls and can even answer with a messages that you forgot your phone at home and that you will call back later.


This feature is part of mysms Premium. If you want to activate the remote call feature, please click on the option “Remote call” in the mysms settings in your Android phone app and directly subscribe to mysms Premium. Take a look at our Premium site to receive information on the pricing and the other features.

October 15, 2014

Save your texts in the cloud and restore them anytime | mysms Premium

Posted in apps, messaging by mysms

mysms Premium includes powerful features that make your texting life complete. We would like to take a deeper look at our awesome Premium features and will start with Backup & Restore:

Save and secure restoring of your messages

Save and secure restoring of your messages

With mysms you have your messages right at hand anytime and on all your devices. From the time you have successfully registered for a mysms account on your Android phone, all your existing messages are saved in the mysms cloud and, of course, also new ones will be added immediately. This means your messages are always kept in sync and up to date on your smartphone, computer and tablet.


But what if you lose your phone or need to do a factory reset? No worries when you use mysms. We know that your messages are very important to you. That’s why your texts are secured in the mysms cloud and can be restored anytime. You only need to install mysms once again and login with your existing mysms account as well as the same Google account. If you also got a new number, you can change it in the mysms settings after the restore of your messages has finished. And voilà you will find your last 1,000 messages again on your phone and, of course, on all your other devices too.


This feature is exclusively available for mysms Premium users. Activate mysms Premium in the mysms settings on your Android phone to get started right away. You’ll find more information on mysms Premium on our website.