Android Messages finally gets a web interface

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A user will now be able to connect their Android Messages app on their phone with a new web interface. Google says more will be added in the future.

After months of rumors, Google has finally announced web support for Android Messages application, enabling Android users to send and receive SMS and Rich Communication Services (RCS) messages from their desktop.

The update also brings in several new features on the Android Messages app such as the use of Smart Reply.

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Of course, this isn't the first time an Android phone's features have been available on computers. With features like playback speed support, better download management UI, and the For You window though, it may be enough to at least try out over your previous podcasts app.

As of writing, only the Android Messages website is live with the QR code scanner on mobile devices to follow soon. Once the pairing is done the user will be able to send and view messages from the web UI.

Scan the code with your phone.

How to Send Android Messages on Web?

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Google has also announced four new features to the native Messages app on Android devices with a new GIF search feature that can be accessed when tapping the '+' button on the left-hand side of the compose bar. There is something of a land grab going on right now among the dominant messengers, and Google's increased focus in this area is another example of the big services trying to beef up their offerings and lock in users. Earlier, Google Allo failed to create significant impact in the messaging app industry.

Another interesting feature that has been adopted from Allo is smart replies which allows users to send AI-generated responses in case they do not have the time to respond to messages.

As the industry continues to grow, it's especially important to help cultivate and empower diverse perspectives for an increasingly numerous and diverse listener base.

Users can now preview links directly on their chat three without needing to click on it. The next time you receive a TAC number, you can tap on copy and then paste the 6-digit pin for online transactions.

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It is interesting to note here the way tech companies are working on enhancing chat experience recently.