I lost my phone at Burning Man this year and I have to wait a few more days until they reopen their online lost and found, until then I’m without my phone. I remembered that Republic has Anywhere so I can at least send texts. I’m expecting a delivery of dog food today, the company was nice enough to agree to text me upon arrival (I live in a very old building that has no doorbells). I have the app open on my computer but what I really need to know is this- will the app make some sort of sound to alert me when I get a text? I’d really like to be free to do other things around my house and at my computer without having to worry about this. Thanks!
The answer depends on the computer you are using and your notification settings. If you’ll let us know what kind of computer you’re using, maybe someone with the same set-up will reply.
Or, with your permission, I’ll text you now and you can see (hear?) it in action.
I’m using a pc running windows 7. I’m not keen to post my phone number publicly, otherwise I would love for you to send me a text but now that i"m thinking on this I can probably have a friend do it!
I looked at the app’s settings and didn’t see anything about sound
If you have Windows 10, it should pop a system “notification” and sound. At least it does for me.
Under Conversations, Preferences, check the boxes for “Show Notifications”.
If win 7, then I dont know.
I certainly don’t want you to post your number publicly. As staff, I wouldn’t need you to do so. . Just let me know if you don’t want to engage a friend in a texting test.
well in my case, window 10 / moto e 2nd
if RWA is open on the screen, no sound on the pc
if RWA is closed and sound is on, on the pc there is a sound, not musical, a cord.
then a pop up of the RWA with a number in red at the bottom…
a watched pot does not boil…
Southpaw that would be great and I’d really appreciate it a lot! thank you so much!
The app is up and running, text me anytime
I got the message with a visual notification, but no sound. Thank you!
Is your computer’s sound on?
yes it is.
Could you take a look at this?
Open the Windows Control Panel
Click Hardware and Sound (or click the Sound icon)
Click the Sounds tab
That should bring up these options:
Don’t fiddle too much, but just make sure that part I’ve highlighted is not set to “none.”
That’s what I get with Win7 Home. Just visual notification, no sound. I do get an audio alert with WhatsApp Web, so it’s probably how Republic Anywhere is with Win 7 that keeps it non-audio.
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