Is there a Windows alternative to Apple Messages?

Episode 1316 (19:38)

Carson from Ontario, CAN

Carson bought a Dell XPS 13 laptop and he wants to know if he can send text messages from Windows 10 like the Mac can. Leo says Apple uses Messages and Leo says that Apple has really blown it by not making it cross platform for everyone. Carson can still use SMS text messages, though.

There's a plugin for Chrome called MightyText. Another option, PushBullet, would give him additional options including copying files. It's also the most cross platform. There's also cross platform apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, but he'd have to convince others to use them too.