Google is rolling out SMS Relay for your Windows desktop

Android Messages for Web

Android Messages for Web

This feature is rolling with Android Messages 3.0.43, not all users will get it automatically with reports indicating that it's being serverside enabled.

Select "Messages for web" in the menu of the mobile app.

Google is starting to plug the gaps, bit by bit, in what's been an all-over-the-place messaging product until now. As per Google's blog post, text, images, and stickers are all supported on the new Web version.

If you have a modern Android phone with Google's default SMS and RCS app, you now finally have messaging continuity between your phone and your computer (s). On your PC, go to the Android Messages site where you will need to scan a QR code using the Android Messages mobile app, creating a link between the two. However, this option section of the Messages app is not live yet, and the service will only become fully available when this happens. I can tell you that I haven't seen an update, but most of these features are already in my Android Messages app, just not the web connectivity.

Also arriving in Android Messages this week is GIF search, accessible by hitting the '+' button on the left hand side of the compose bar, which will then let you search for GIFs for your conversation. You can now preview links within conversations, too, so that you can decide whether you want to click on it or not. You can also send and receive messages as long as both devices are connected to an internet connection. Perhaps, the nicest addition though is the ability to easily copy and paste one-time codes sent to you.

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