You can now use Android Messages web app to send texts from your PC

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Android Messages
Image Courtesy: Google

Google is today launching a web app of Android Messages
called Messages for web. It’s a web app so you can access it in
any browser on any platform including your PC-powered by
Windows 10.

All you would need to do is access the Android Messages
web app, and sync your smartphone to any laptop with a
browser. You can also send and receive messages as long as both
devices are connected to an internet connection.

“Today and over the next week, we’ll begin rolling
out Messages for web, one of our top-requested features
that lets you send and receive texts from your
computer,” Sanaz Ahari, Product Management Director said
in a blog post.

How to send and receive texts from your PC with Android
Messages

  • Open Messages app on your phone.
  • Select “Messages for web” in the menu of the mobile
    app.
  • Open the new Messages for web from here.

You can send text, stickers, emoji, and attach images. It’s
likely that Google will soon update the web app to support
additional features.

Microsoft has a similar solution

Microsoft last month announced
Your Phone app to enable a “seamless transition of content”
between the Windows 10 and Android phones, which includes
things like messages. Dell also has a similar solution called
“Dell
Mobile Connect“.

Your Phone app for Windows 10 devices lets you access a file
stored in a smartphone from your PC without ever having to
unlock your device.

At Microsoft’s Build 2018 developer conference, Belfiore
announced Your Phone, a new UWP app that will connect your
phone to your PC. With Your Phone app, you can easily access
messages, notifications, and photos stored on your phone
directly from your Windows PC without having to touch your
phone.

Microsoft has been working on a new way to sync your smartphone
and Windows 10. Your Phone app is the company’s latest solution
which allows users to continue the tasks on PC without ever
having to touch the phone. In addition, Microsoft also
introduced features like Continue on PC and apps like Launcher
for Android.



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