Android Messages might finally let you send messages from your computer

Google is Planning to Launch a Web Version for Android Messages

Google is Planning to Launch a Web Version for Android Messages

The feature appears to be partially implemented in the latest Android Messages 2.9 APK, but you can't yet send an actual text.

Compared to Hangouts and Allo, Android Messages does not have much to offer apart from using SMS for texting. People have been able to send messages using the browser on their PCs for many years, but the "text from browser" web interface that seems to be in the works would actually bring SMS text messages to laptops and desktops. The code for the latest version of Android Messages, the Google app for SMS shows that users might be able to send messages through their computers soon.

According to Android Police, Google could come up with its own advanced chat features for RCS messaging. You will be guided to visit a website, scan the QR code and start receiving messages in the web interface. The code also suggests that multiple browsers will be supported, in fact, support for multiple computers is also on the cards. This is as close of a mention to Rich Communication Services (RCS) as we have seen with Messages. It sounds like the feature would support a wide range of browsers, as XDA found references to Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

One of the trends we're seeing these days is how messenger apps on our mobile devices also have a desktop counterpart. "Text over Wi-Fi and data".

This is pretty huge news for messaging on Android.


Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but it's well-known the company has been trying to improve its default messaging app for some time.

It is not yet certain when, if ever, Android Messages will be rolling out the new messaging feature.

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