Android Messages is the latest sensation from Google. By using this new feature, you can send text messages from the comfort of your desktop or laptop. Isn’t it wonderful to conveniently type long messages by using all your fingers? On your mobile, you have to use your thumbs to type messages, while on your computer, you can type the same message with more speed and comfort. Here is how to use Android Messages to send & Receive text messages from the Computer.
You can use different browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari, Microsoft Edge, Opera and others to send a text using Android Messages on your desktop computer. Google has developed a new Android app Android Messages; you can download this app from the Google Play Store and then follow the steps given below.
IMPORTANT: As happens with all Android updates, this one too is not available across the world. The version you download from the Play Store may not show ‘Messages for web’ option, which is essential to connect your mobile to the web browser you are using on your desktop or laptop computer.
Note: Android Messages supports devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above versions.
Send & Receive Texts from Any Computer with Android Messages
Step #1. First off, you need to download Android Messages on your smartphone.
Step #2. Once the app is installed, launch it on your phone and give necessary permissions.
You will be asked to use Messages instead of Messaging as your SMS app. You can tap YES; the app is developed by giant Google and not by any other dwarf developers. You can trust Google.
Step #3. Now open this web page on your web browser.
Step #4. Then go to your Android Messages app on your phone, and tap on three dots (More) from the upper right corner.
Step #5. A menu will appear there; you need to tap on ‘Messages for web’.
Upon this, your Android phone will show QR code scanner.
Step #6. On the web browser, you will see a QR code; you have to scan this code with your mobile phone.
Once the code is scanned, the connection is established between your Android phone and your desktop computer.
On your phone, you will see a notification that reads, “Connected to Messages for web”.
Now you can type and send messages from the comfort of your laptop or desktop computer.
I like Android Messages as it allows Apple users to send text messages from their Mac laptops using Safari browser. If you don’t find this feature in your app, you should wait for a couple of days until the feature is completely rolled out.
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