01 July 2019
Google has now officially confirmed that Android Messages for web is now available for everyone around the world. It debuted the web client for the native SMS app last week but at that time, it was accessible only to selected users. The deployment for the same has now been completed successfully which means anyone can now send/receive SMSes using their web browser.
The all-new web client has been released by Google to compete with modern instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. To make use of Messages for Web, you will need to visit its dedicated website to get the QR code which needs to be scanned using the smartphone app. In the app, tap on the three-dot icon on the right corner and select "Messages for web" option which will show you interface as shown below.
Tap the "Scan QR Code" button which will open the camera viewfinder. Now, scan the code shown on the Messages for web website and you are done. On the web, you will be able to see all your SMS conversations and option to start a new one. You can also delete any conversation if you want to. The web version also has a dark mode which will be appreciated by many. It should be noted that the dark mode is disabled by default and you need to enable it from the settings.
If you are not able to see the Messages for web option in your Android Messages app for any reason, make sure that it is on the latest version. You can do so either by visiting the Play Store on your Android device or by clicking on the link given below.
- Android Messages | Android | Google Play Store, Free