Google’s Desktop Messaging app is now live, here’s two ways to use it

June 26, 2018

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Google last week announced the new Android Messages for Web. Like Microsoft’s previous efforts, it would allow Android users to send and receive messages on their PCs, as long as they had internet access.

The rollout happened over the past week, but as per Google’s Justin Uberti, has just reached complete deployment.

How to use Android Messages to text from your PC

  1. Open Android Messages app on your phone.
  2. Tap the vertical … button for more and select┬áMessages for Web.
  3. On your desktop, open in any browser, even Edge.
  4. When prompted, Scan the QR code. Your phone should now sync your messages to your PC automatically once both are connected to the internet.

However, let’s say you don’t particularly want to use a web app because of an ideological aversion to tabs. An enterprising developer has cobbled together an Android Messages desktop app for users on Windows and MacOS.

The app 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 it from the link here.

Or, you could follow our link on how to create web apps from Chrome in order to quickly create a desktop-like app for yourself without having to download anything.

With Messages, users who use SMS no longer have to rely on third-party tools or hacked on integrations to enable synergy between their most used devices, and their most productive ones.

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