Google Is Rolling Out Message Option For Web Browser

Google Is Rolling Out Message Option For Web Browser

Google Is Rolling Out Message Option For Web Browser

Now, however, Google is finally allowing you to use the web for sending messages and viewing those that have been received on your Android phone.

To try out the new features, Android users will need to be on the latest version of the Messages app from Google Play.

On the home page, a QR code will be visible that can be further scanned through the Android phone's "Messages for Web" menu. Along with SMS, users will also be able to send emojis, images, stickers, gifs through the app. Supported browsers at launch include Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge, Google has noted. You can start playing a podcast on your phone, then pick up right where you left off on your Google Home, and vice versa.

The push towards messages on web platform is to compete with Whatsapp Web, Facebook Messenger, and Apple's iMessage.

Note: The QR code for Messages for web is unique to your computer and pairs the mobile app to that computer.

Apart from the above-mentioned changes the Android Messages app is also receiving some set of new features.

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The service is part of the tech giant's grand scheme of "Chat" a messaging client aiming to replace the default SMS messaging application on Android phones.

Sanaz Ahari, Product Management Direct, Google mentioned in a blog post, "Over the past few years, we've been working on improving the messaging experience on Android-from working with carriers to upgrade their networks to RCS (Rich Communication Services) to building new features".

These updates are in line with Google's efforts at increasing the utility of text messages. Similar to how the Google Lens and Google Assistant apps operate.

Today's news underscores that Google thinks its best shot at success in the messaging space is Android Messages, rather than its failed Allo messaging app. I say will be because Google says it will roll out the AI-driven features in the coming months. The support for an inline preview of links in conversion has been added as well.

Copy one-time passwords Users may find that when an app - such as the bank's - wants to send a code, they need to jump between the two windows confirming they've remembered it correctly.

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