Google is one gigantic platform and there’s no doubt to it! But apart from being one of the best search engines, it also offers us a variety of services which makes our everyday life easier. Google has recently released an update for Android Messages app that will allow allow you to send and receive text messages from any web browser. With this service Android users can easily send messages to any PC or Mac.
To begin, you just need an updated version of Android messages app. Once you are through with that here’s a quick guide on how to use Android messages for web service.
Setting up Android Messages for Web
First, open your web browser and head on to this link: messages.android.com
Simultaneously, on your Smartphone open the Android Messages app and hit the menu icon on the top right corner. Head on to Messages for Web and then tap on Scan on QR code.
Place your Smartphone’s camera in such a direction so that it captures the QR code on your desktop’s screen. Once the QR code is read, your accounts will be successfully linked and your phone’s message app will be directly linked to your PC.
Few Useful features to Make the Most of Android Messages for Web Service
Once you’ve successfully linked your Android messages to PC, you’ll now be able to send or receive text messages from your system as well. But before we proceed, here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of Android Messages for Web service.
1. Remember This Computer
Each time you wish to use this service, you have to follow the QR code scanning process. Well, no, not really! You don’t have to scan the QR code every time you want to use Messages for web. Another alternative to make the linking process faster is to use the “Remember this Computer” option. Open the web app, head on to New Conversation> Settings> Remember This Computer. Once you enable this option you won’t have to follow the linking process every time you wish to use Android for Messages service.
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2. Phone Notification
While you’re using Android for Messages service, you’ll be constantly notified on your Smartphone that your messages are linked to web. This is a great feature as far as safety is concerned, so that you’ll know if anyone else is using your PC or trying to read your text messages while you’re away.
3. Remote Log Out
Headed off to work in rush and forgot to log out Android Messages for web from desktop? Well, don’t worry! You can easily use the remote log out feature and log out from all connected PC’s from your Smartphone. To do so, open the Messages app, open the menu and select Messages for web. Here you will find a list which displays all the PC’s and desktops which are currently connected to this service. Tap the “X” icon next to PC name that you wish to log out from or tap the “Sign out all computers” option to exit from systems.
4. Keyboard Shortcut
Working on desktops gets quite handy if you know all keyboard shortcuts, isn’t it? Pulling over the mouse again and again gets quite messy! Android Messages for Web also offers you a bunch of keyboard shortcuts to make your texting sessions easier. Hit the Shift + “/” key on your keyboard to view all shortcuts.
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5. Drag and Drop
While you’re using Android messages for web on desktop, you can easily drag and drop files, docs, GIF’s from your PC to your active chat window to share it directly to a conversation.
So folks, here was a quick guide on how to use Android messages for web service. This service is supported on almost all major web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge. Isn’t this an incredible way to text from desktop?