How to Send SMS from a Desktop Computer Using Android Messages App

As iPhone users are sending text messages using iMessage on Mac computer for a long time, now Android users also can use Android Messages app on your PC because Google has implemented the “Messages for Web” support for the Android platform. This feature allows you to send text messages using a web browser without accessing your Android phone.

Though Google introduced several messaging apps over the past years, they did not become highly successful in the app market. But Android’s default texting app named Android Messages has been able to compete with iPhone’s iMessage app due to its great communication services and newly implemented chat platform.

Are you eager to try this new option? Then follow the below mentioned simple steps to get to work.

Step 1. Download and install the Android Messages app on your Android phone.
Some smartphones already have the app pre-installed. In this case, you do not want to install it manually.

Step 2. Open the installed app and make it as the default text messaging app on your phone by tapping on the option named “SET AS DEFAULT”.

Step 3. Move to your desktop computer and open a browser.

Step 4. Type https://messages.android.com in the browser address bar and go to that URL.

Step 5. You will be redirected to a web page with a QR code.

Step 6. Take your Android phone with the Android Messages app opened.

Step 7. Tap on the three-dot menu at the top-right corner of the app.

Step 8. Then tap on the “Messages for Web” from the menu.

Step 9. Tap on the “QR code scanner” link.

Step 10. Scan the QR code on the above-mentioned web page with your phone.

Note: This authentication process is the same as the process of Whatsapp Web.

Now you can send a text message, emoji, sticker, gif or any file to any contact number in your phone’s address book from the browser.

Though contacts, conversation threads, and other settings are encrypted and cached on the browser, real text conversation is not encrypted.

Further, by switching on the toggle button next to the “Remember this computer” option under Settings in the web app of Android Messages, you do not need to scan the QR code at another time.

The Web app of Android Messages works across many browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

Remember that Android Messages for Web is dependent on your phone’s Android Messages app. That means though you send the message from a web browser, you have to connect your Android phone to the Internet.

Finally, yet importantly, You can enable dark mode for Android Messages for Web by switching on the toggle button next to the “Dark theme” option under Settings.

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