Communicate with XMS Messaging Service (formerly eBuddy)

Content
  1. Introducing XMS – formerly eBuddy
  2. Download and install XMS on mobile
  3. Download and install XMS on a mobile device
  4. How to set up and use the XMS Web Client
  5. How to set up and use the XMS Web Client

Introducing XMS – formerly eBuddy

In 2013, support for the popular web messaging client eBuddy was discontinued. The developers of the product called the cause of death “the growth of messages on the smartphone”. But fear not — rather than go out of business completely, the company has invited users to “continue your journey with us through XMS” — free real-time messaging apps for smartphones. XMS is currently available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Phone 7. A sudden move and return to the company’s roots as a web messenger, it is now available for a PC version.

Click on the next slide for a short illustrated tutorial on how to get started chatting in XMS!

Download and install XMS on mobile

Download and install XMS on a mobile device

  • Go to the app store for your device and search for XMS.

  • If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch is using version 6.0 or later, you can download and install the XMS app here.

  • If you are using Android version 2.3 or higher, you can download and install the XMS app here.

  • Follow the instructions to install the app on your device.

  • You will be prompted to allow notifications. To be notified of messages and other information from within the app, click OK. If not, click Don’t Allow. This setting can be changed later if you change your mind.

  • You will then be prompted to enter “Full Name” – but this is really a nickname, so make sure whatever you enter is what you want your friends and family to see when you chat with them on the XMS service. For help, see our guide How to Create the Perfect Display Name.

  • You also have the option to enter an email address. This field is optional, so it’s up to you whether you want to fill it in. It can be assumed that if you do this you may receive an email from XMS.

  • Finally, you will be prompted to “Find my friends!” By clicking this button, you authorize XMS to access your address book to find friends who use this service. Using this feature is a great way to make sure you can access your friends to chat on the service.

  • Another way to find friends to chat with is to sign in with Facebook. Once your account is set up, go to the ‘Settings’ section in the lower right corner of the screen, then go to ‘Facebook – Sign in with your account’ to get started.

  • Once your account has been activated, you can also invite friends directly via the “invite” function at the bottom of the screen.

  • At login, an XMS bot is available to help you with the features.

How to set up and use the XMS Web Client

Although eBuddy was originally intended as a web messenger, it was discontinued due to the increasing popularity of messaging via smartphones. Despite the reliance on mobile devices to send messages, it is sometimes useful to chat via a computer. The monitor is larger and it is convenient to have full access to the keyboard. The folks behind XMS understand this and have made a web version of the messaging app available.

How to set up and use the XMS Web Client

  • Navigate to the XMS Web Client on XMS.me.

  • You have several options on the first page of XMS.me. You can log in with your phone number, login code from XMS or via Facebook.

  • If you sign up with your phone number, keep in mind that XMS will ask you to enter a unique code that they provide you. Once you enter your phone number, you will receive a message from the XMS bot in the mobile app. This message contains the code needed to enter the client.t network

  • Open the app on your mobile device to access the XMS unique login code. Go to “settings” at the bottom right of the app and look for a section called “XMS Online Login”. Click on it and you will receive a unique code that you can then enter in the XMS Web Client to log in.

  • If you want to skip the login process the next time you log in over the Internet, check the “Automatically login to XMS next time” box to save your login details. Be careful if you are using a shared or public computer, as checking this box may give others access to your messages and contacts in XMS.

  • The XMS bot is also available through the web client and can help you navigate the features of the XMS messaging app. Features include the ability to send messages via text and share stickers, emoticons, location data, images, videos and more.

Enjoy this practical and useful messaging app!

Updated by Christina Michelle Bailey, 07/27/16

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