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Google’s messaging app Android Messages is now supported by computers, resulting in greater flexibility when choosing where to communicate.

About Android Messages

On many devices, the Android Messages is the pre-installed messaging app. While some might use social media platforms or totally relies on email-clients for communicating on various devices, Google now offers a similar service straight out of the Android messaging app.

In late July, they began to roll out the desktop browser support for Android Messages which allows users to sync their conversation cross devices. For example, you can text with your computer and view the response on your mobile Android device.

By using a connection from your computer to your mobile device, Messages for web sends an SMS message. Below we’ll explain how to get started with the new service.

How it works

What’s needed:

  • Firstly, your mobile device needs the latest version of Android Messages. It will also need a Wi-Fi or data connection.
  • On your computer, you will have to use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Plus you’ll need an internet connection.

Note: You might get charged for data fees on your mobile device. To completely avoid that, use Wi-Fi.

The setup process:

  1. Open your Android Messages app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap More > Messages for web.
  3. Open Messages for web on your computer in one of the recommended browsers.
  4. Scan the QR code on your computer using your mobile device.
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