Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

Android Messages now lets you send text messages from your computer

Android Messages now lets you send text messages from your computer

Once the functionality arrives on your device, simply tap the More options menu (the three vertical dots) in the app and select "Messages for web".

If you're an iPhone user who also has a Mac you can use the Messages app on your Mac itself, or if you use a Windows PC iPadian might be able to let you access iMessage. Supported browsers at launch include Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge, Google has noted.

Right now, we're not sure how many Android devices in Australia have the newly updated web messaging-capable Messages app, but we should see the updates very soon, which means messaging will go beyond the phone in the very near future.

Before signing into the Android Messages website, you'll also notice an option you can enable to "Remember this computer", which is handy if you don't want to have to sign in every time you use it.

Of course, this isn't the first time an Android phone's features have been available on computers.

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Android Messages for web is starting to roll out today, with additional features due to arrive over the next week.

Google is working towards standardizing RCS-based messaging for its Android platform while everyone else is moving on to Internet-based messaging service. Google has started rolling out the web interface and it is expected to be available for the users in the coming few weeks. You can now send and search for GIFs by tapping on the '+' button located on the left side of the text bar.

Google has warned all users to be wary of their mobile data usage. Earlier, Google Allo failed to create significant impact in the messaging app industry.

The feature will work using a web client. Now, when the Android mobile users will get a message with a one-time password or code from a secure site such as a bank, they can directly copy that password from the message with a tap. Once you click on one of the suggested responses, the message is automatically sent, saving users from the headache of typing a message out and sending it as a whole.

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