Does Speaking Email read out SMS text messages?

Q: Does Speaking Email read out SMS text messages?

A: Sorry, Speaking Email only reads out email. It does not read out SMS text messages.

While this would be technically possible on Android, developers are not given access to intercept SMS messages on the Apple platform. We want to provide parity of features between iOS and Android as much as possible.

We have been asked about supporting other message types, such as iMessage, WhatsApp, Viber and Facebook Messenger. These are proprietary formats and so are not likely to be accessible by third party developers such as ourselves.

In any case, we believe it is sensible to stick to a core proposition, and it our case that is to focus on being the best possible talking email app available on any platform. 

What is Speaking Email?

An app for iPhone and Android that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag, reply, or forward. It can be completely by voice command, or use the large on-screen buttons or full screen touch gestures.

Who is it for?

People with blindness or visual impairment. People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving between appointments.

Do you have Apple CarPlay?

See our other product Speaking Email CarPlay.

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