The messaging feature allows Parallels MDM administrators to instantly send text notifications, map locations and even web URL's to devices with a few button clicks.

Send a message to one or multiple devices according to the next steps:

1. Log in to the Parallels MDM Portal.
2. Navigate to the 'Devices' Node.
3. Select one or multiple devices.
4. Click the 'Messaging' button.

The messaging drop down shall appear with three options; Send Notification, Send Location and Send Web URL.

Note: The messaging feature is not supported on Windows laptops. If a Windows laptop is selected with iOS and/ or Android devices simultaneously, the messaging feature shall not be available.

Send Notification

Select the 'Send Notification' option to push a text message up to 255 characters long  to selected devices by following the next steps:

1. Click 'Send Notification'.
2. Enter text into notification text field.
3. Click 'Send'.

The ‘Push’ notification dialogue window shall appear to confirm the message was sent to the selected devices and user shall receive this message, shown in the notification panel and Parallels MDM client app 'Message History'.

Send Location

Select the 'Send Location' option to push out a location on the map to selected devices according to the next steps.

1. Click 'Send Location'.
2. Locate and click the desired location on the map.
3. Click ‘Send location to selected item(s).’

Device Location View

The ‘Push’ notification dialogue window shall appear to confirm the location was sent to the selected devices and the user shall receive the location, which once pressed shall pull up the map with the location marked.

Send Web URL

Select the 'Send Web URL' option to push out a web page to selected devices by according to the next steps.

1. Click 'Send Web URL'.
2. Enter a URL into the Web URL text field (ex. /).
3. Click 'Send'.

The ‘Push’ notification dialogue window shall appear to confirm the web URL was sent to the selected devices and the user shall receive this URL as a notification shown in the notification panel and Parallels MDM client app 'Message History'.  Once pressed, the device's default browser shall load that web page.



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