A week ago, Google announced its new Android Messages for Web, which allows users to send text messages from PC. Provided there is an internet connection, users can send and receive messages directly on the laptop. Google has been rolling out the service since the announcement and said today the launch is complete.
The swift deployment means Android Messages for Web is now available to everyone. As we revealed last week, the app is well featured with stickers, emojis, and the ability to send/receive images.
Another interesting feature is the ability to select the app to remember a PC. Android Messages for Web works across Google’s own Chrome browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
How to use Android Messages to text from your PC:
- Open Android Messages app on your phone.
- Tap the vertical … button for more and select Messages for Web.
- On your desktop, open android.com in any browser, even Edge.
- When prompted, Scan the QR code. Your phone should now sync your messages to your PC automatically once both are connected to the internet.
Android Messages for Web is now fully deployed – make sure you have the latest Messages client, and then head over to //t.co/diVFeAffVS to try it out!
— Justin Uberti (@juberti) June 26, 2018
Avoid Tabs with an App
Developers are already getting to grips with the new service. For example, not everyone like to use web apps, especially if you work with a lot of open tabs already. A developer has created an Android Messages desktop app that can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. The app is also available from the App Store on Mac.
This third-party solution comes with the following features:
- Native notifications: Use your OS’s built-in notification system to make sure you never miss a message
- Dedicated icon: Add it to your taskbar, dock, desktop, or create as many shortcuts as you’d like!
You can download this app from the link here.