If you can’t beat ‘em, copy ‘em. That seems to be the plan Verizon followed when creating the new version of its text messaging system, which now strongly resembles Apple’s iMessage system. Like iMessage, Verizon now lets you receive text messages not only on your phone but on your computer and tablet as well, making sure that you’ll never miss another late-night text from the boss or a lunchtime reminder from your spouse ever again. Verizon Messages runs through a web browser on your computer and is fully supported by Chrome, Firefox and Safari. On mobile devices, both Android and iOS, you’ll need to download the Verizon Messages app, which can be used alongside or instead of your regular texting app. This newest version is now available in Google Play and the iOS App Store, and is a significant upgrade over previous versions of the app, which sported only minimal features. Regardless of where you are, the new Verizon Messages helps you succeed in a connected world.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.