Android Users Can Send Messages From Web

Android Users Can Send Messages From Web
Messages for web allows Android users to send and receive messages from a browser running on any computer.

(CCM) — Android smartphone owners can now message their contacts even when their phones are not in hand, thanks to a new Google service called Messages for web, CNBC is reporting.

The new service allows Android users to start or continue message conversations from any web browser on any computer, similar to the way that iPhone owners can use iMessage on a Mac computer as well as on their handsets. To use Messages for web, Android users must first download and install Android Messages if it is not already installed on their device.

Then they need to point their computer's web browser at, to bring up a screen with a personalized QR code. Tapping the menu button at the top-right corner of Android Messages will now bring up a "Messages for Web" option, and after tapping the "Scan QR Code" button and scanning the QR code on the computer screen the computer will be linked to the user's Android Messages account.

Messages for Web can be used on browsers on computers running any operating system, including Windows, MacOS, and Linux. By contrast, iMessages can only be used on Mac computers because Apple has thus far refused to allow it to be ported to Windows or Linux.

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