How to send text messages from your PC using Android Messages

Google Makes Android Messages for Web Official, Announces Other...

Google’s iMessage competitor just got a tiny bit better

As rumored recently, Android Messages is finally coming to the web, letting users send text messages from the comfort of their web browser instead of reaching out for their phone.

The tech giant declared the service will be distributed to users from today and will continue throughout the week.

Google is teaming up with 15 mobile operators to speed up the adoption of a richer version of SMS that will offer chat apps more competition. In April, Google's plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed.

This makes "Messages" app for Android like how WhatsApp for Web functions at the season of texting. As per a blog post by Google, in addition to messages, images and stickers are also supported in the web version of the app.

Local representatives for Google confirmed to Pickr this week that Australian support for the web messaging option will be rolled out, continuing over the next week. Similar to Allo's desktop platform, users will be able to send/receive text messages from the browser. You can authenticate your phone by locating and tapping the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the app to open the "more options" menu. The web client will generate a unique QR code which should be scanned by the mobile app in order to work.

The Smart Reply feature which was first seeded to Gmail now finds itself being ported to the Messages app on Android making it easy to instantly reply your friends easily. All you have to do is click on the machine generated reply, and the app will automatically send it as your reply. Google Listen, an earlier attempt, was killed over five years ago. If you Tap the + button on the left hand side of your text box in a conversation, you'll be able to search through a new GIF library and select one to send. Users can also preview links within conversations.

Copy one-time passwords Users may find that when an app - such as the bank's - wants to send a code, they need to jump between the two windows confirming they've remembered it correctly.

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