Android Messages can now be used on the web

Written almost 2 years ago by IanDorfman

Android users will now have a new way to send and receive messages even when they don't have immediate access to their Android devices.

With its recent upgrade to be compatible with Rich Communication Services, the Android Messages app has received some other new features, such as link previews and GIF searching. However, one of the most major features implemented is the ability for Android users to access and send their messages on any of their computers with access to a modern web browser.

A Google Blog post by Sanaz Ahari, Product Management Director at Google, describes the process:

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. To get started, select “Messages for web” in the menu of your Messages mobile app. On Messages for web, you can send stickers, emoji, and attach images in addition to sending text.

Small Android Messages iconAndroid Messages for the web is available at http://messages.android.com/ for Small Android iconAndroid users. For more detail on how the process works, see Google's official support page on Android Messages for web. As that page mentions, Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome, Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox, Small Safari iconSafari, and Small Microsoft Edge iconMicrosoft Edge are the officially supported web browsers for the app. It is not available on Small Internet Explorer iconInternet Explorer.