Android Messages for Web browsers announced, will roll out to all users over the next few days

Android Messages for Web browsers

Android Messages for Web browsers is here. This is basically Google’s version of iMessage. It allows you to send and receive SMS text messages, from your browser. How does it work? Well, if you have used WhatsApp web, it works exactly like that.

You have to visit https://messages.android.com/ on your PC. Google says that Android Messages for Web supports Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

Once on the web page, you will see a QR Code, which you need to scan by using the mobile app. Fire up Android Messages on your phone, tap the three dot menu option, and select “Messages for web”, and point your phone’s camera at the QR Code on your browser.

The web page will reload, and you will be able to read, send and receive SMS from your PC. You can enable notifications in your browser to alert you when a new text arrives.

You can also use the app (or the web version) to search and send GIFs, stickers, emoji, and attach images The app uses RCS (rich communication services) for sending and receiving content, through its recently announced Chat platform. The app also supports smart reply for quickly replying to conversations,

The introduction of Android Messages for Web browsers could well signal the end for apps like Pushbullet, MightyText, etc.

Google says that it will be rolling out Android Messages for Web for all users over the next few days. At the time of writing this post, it is not working on any of our devices in India.That being said, we have never seen the “Chat features” screen to enable RCS over Wi-Fi. We will update you when it does.

You can download the latest version of the app (3.3.043), from the Google Play Store to see if the option is available for you.

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