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Android Messages for web

Google Messages app of Android increased its support from Android device to Web platform. Yes, you can now view/send text messages on/from a web platform using Google's messaging service called "Android Messages for web."

Android Messages for web

"Messages for web" is the messaging service started from Google that syncs with the Messages app of Android phone. It is similar to Apple's iCloud messaging service. It allows you to send and receive any type of messages (text, audio, and video) in the browser, even on a non-Android device like a PC.

How to set up "Android Messages for web" on PC

You have to link Android Messages app of your phone and your web browser on computer to get start with Android "Messages for web." It will take few minutes to set up Android Messages for the web. Follow the below-given steps for it:

  1. Launch the Message app (Google Message app) on your Android smartphone and click on the menu option (three dots).
  2. Now click on the Messages for web
  3. On your PC, open your favorite browser and visit "google.com/web."
    Android Messages for web
  4. On your Android phone, tap on the QR code scanner and now bring the phone's camera near the web page's QR code to scan. When scanning completed, your phone will vibrate.
    Android Messages for web

Now, your phone's Android Messages app is successfully connected (or linked) with the "Messages for web" of your PC browser. After few seconds, you will see all the messages of your Messages app are synced and appear on a webpage with messaging interface.

How to use Android Messages for web

Once you link your phone messages with a web browser, there is no difficulty to use "Messages" over the web. All your messages are synced to the web, and you can continue from the existing chat and start a new conversation from there.

Always keep your phone power on

The application Android Messages for Web cannot work separately from your phone. So, if your phone shuts down or the battery goes down for any reason, you cannot send any messages from your computer.

Few tips and features that you can use to start Android Messages for the web:

If you prefer to use "Messages for web" for texting regularly, you can set "Messages for web" to remember this browser. You can do this by enabling (ON) the toggle button "Remember this computer" just below the web QR code. You can also set this setting by clicking "Yes" when a pop-up screen appears with the message "Remember this Computer?" Another way to enable this feature by clicking the menu option (three-dots) left of the conversation screen and click on "Settings." On the Settings page, allow the "Remember this computer" by swiping the toggle button to the right.

Android Messages for web

Archive, Block, or Mute conversation

You can also perform various tasks such as archived conversation, delete a conversation, block any contact, and mute conversation. Move your mouse over the chat available at the left of the panel and then go to the menu (three dots) options; now select the option you want to perform.

Copy and Delete conversation

"Message for web" also allows copying and deleting some particular parts of your text conversation. Move your mouse over the text that you want to copy or delete, click on the three dots that appear on the right, and choose an action you want to perform.

Dark mode settings

The white and light gray screen might be overload to eyes at night. If you prefer to use a black screen with white text at night, go for dark mode. To apply a dark mode theme screen on a web app, click on the menu (three dots) at the left pane of the screen, and from the various option, choose "Enable dark theme."

Attach or drag media into your messages conversation

"Android Messages for web" also allows sending media files in the discussion, and it is pretty straightforward. You can either use attach icon or simply drag and drop the media file into the conversation screen to send as an MMS.

Changing General Settings

  • Click on the menu option (three-dots) present at the top-left side of the screen's panel.
  • You will see a list of options inside the context menu; select the Settings option from there.
  • If you want to turn off notifications, disable the toggle button next to the Notification
  • Keep in mind; you can't use dark theme mode and high contrast mode simultaneously. So if you want to use high contrast mode, you have to disable the dark theme and then toggle on (enable) near the High contrast mode option.
Android Messages for web

You can only one active session at a time

If you have more than one computer, keep in mind that you can use only one of them at a time with Messages for web service. If a session of using messages for the web is active on another computer, it gives you a notification. Perhaps, you can easily switch between the web browser back and front by clicking the "Use Here" button in the pop-up notification.

Sign out of Messages for Web

Signing out your Messages account keeps your account safe from other people. They can't see your sensitive information and personal details.

On a computer

If you are using Messages for Web on a public or shared computer, sign out when you complete your conversation or leave it.

  1. Open your computer and visit Messages for Web.
  2. At the top left of the screen, click the More menu (three vertical dots) and tap on Sign out (Unpair).

On your Android phone

  1. On your Android smartphone, launch the Messages app.
  2. At the top left of the screen, click the More menu (three vertical dots) and go to option Message for Web.
  3. Select the device form where you want to sign out:
    • Sign out from a single computer: Next to your device, from which you want to disconnect, click on Delete and then Sign out.
    • Sign out from all computers: Click on Sign out of all computers.





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