And finally, we can now text to anyone from the web with Android message. It is quite simple and provides users to ability to send messages from the web. At first, it is only possible to text from your phone with SMS but you can now text from a desktop computer or even other mobile devices, it works ONLY when your Android phone is powered on.
It doesn’t just work with Android powered devices, iOS products like an iPad, are also included too. Works with your Apple products, if you just open up Safari. Within the texting area, you can send emoji, stickers, and images over the web.
But when you’ve decided to make use of Android Messages on the web, you have to enable Android messages as your main texting app on your phone. Actually, there is no burden or whatsoever. It is much acceptable that way.
Before we begin, there are necessary questions that needs to answered and few facts, notes that you need to be aware of.
Question: Do I have to keep my phone ON before using Android messages on the web?
Answer: Of course, it is not a standalone app, you certainly have to keep it on. Android Messages on the web doesn’t work when your device dies.
Question: Do Android messages on the web encrypt my conversations?
Answer: Your actual text conversations are NOT encrypted.
Google says that “conversation threads, contacts, and other settings will be encrypted and cached on your browser.”
Question: Which browsers support Android Messages on the web?
Answer: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari
Question: Can I send photos from Android Messages on the web?
Answer: You can send photos, images, stickers, emoji on Android messages on the web. To do that, there is the attachments icon. Or you can simply drag and drop media into the conversation window to send an MMS.
Question: Does the Android messages on the web support dark mode?
Answer: On mobile NO, but it support dark mode feature ONLY on Android messages on web
Question: Do I have to repeat this process every time on Android Messages on the web?
Answer: You can go ahead and enable the “Remember this computer.” This will allow your computer to remember your choice of displaying the messages all time. To do that, Go to Android messages on web >> setting menu >> click on the three-dot icon to the right of “Messages.” >> select “Remember this computer.” It is not advisable to enable this feature when you are using a public PC.
How to text from your computer with Android Messages
*. First, download & install the latest version of Android Messages on Google Playstore
*. On your laptop / PC, visit messages.android.com
*. On opening the page, you’ll notice a big QR code on the right side
*. Now launch the Android Messages on your smartphone
*. At the top right side of the, tap the icon with three vertical dots
*. There’s an automatic feature like “Messages for web” option inside this menu
*. Here, tap “Scan QR code” and point your phone’s camera at the QR code on your other device
Just like the Whatsapp web, your phone will vibrate in less than a seconds and the two will be linked up. On the left corner, Google will display your contacts, already started conversation and many other stuffs in the left column of the browser window.
If there is any necessity to remove the option for Android messages on the web to stop displaying your messages, you can possibly do that within the Android messages on web, on your smartphone.
Anyways, if you don’t see the “Messages for web” option inside the three vertical dots, don’t panic, Google is rolling out the feature gradually but would be available to everyone over the next week.